One of my favorite parts of this Christmas season is taking the boys to the Live Nativity at Briarwood Presbyterian Church. They do such a spectacular job with reenacting the story of Jesus' birth and life with more than 12 scenes of people and animals. Every year I am amazed at how attentative my boys are of this depiction. It is a part of our Christmas tradition that absolutely warms my heart. Their attention - and focus - on the real meaning of Christmas, even if for just a half hour or so, thrills me.
Last night when we walked through the early scenes, Evan looked at me and said "Mommy, I like Gabriel in the middle of the place like that." A few scenes later I overhead Maddox saying to Evan: "Look Evan, there is Jesus." Later on the second to the last scene, the crucifixion, Brady looked at me and said: "If I saw Jesus die like that I would pass out. I would be so sad."
Warms this momma's soul.