Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oh Rudolf!-Children's Christmas Truth

Homemade decorations. Can you tell what this is, the one on the left? ...snicker.... My hubbie and son worked together and made reindeer for the front of the house. My son is five here, and just old enough to start soccer. (Notice the brand new chin guards; he wanted to wear them all the time.)

Because my son helped craft the creature, I saw it through a mom's rose-colored-artist eyes. It was the most beautiful Rudolf of all. And yes, we put them (two) out in the front yard for all the world to see. Nothing made me prouder than to show off my child's work. (And I still think it's the cutest one around.)

"And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.'" Luke 2:13-14

It pleased God to place Jesus in among us unruly, uncouth people, putting Him into our world for all to see. God knew the taunting and laughter that would eventually turn to rage against His Son. Even so, He sent a sky full of angels to sing His pleasure and pride at the birth of His Son, advancing the work of eternity. God crafted salvation.

I am proud of all my homemade decorations.

Do you have a favorite decoration?


Kathy C. said...


Soccer starts at four now and our league just started a little team for 3's. What's next? Crawling league?

Johnnie said...

I remember when Nate wore those guards and he was so little and they were so long. Adorable! Love all your photos and your Christmas truths, Karen. Such a meaningful theme.

Parsley said...

Those little creations from our kids are the most beautiful ones. Better than anything we could buy.

Jean Wise said...

I do love this picture but you may get in trouble for showing it! snicker, as you say. My favorite decorations would have to be the nativity scene. I have the one I grew up with and though chipped and older than me - and that is getting old! - I have to put it out each year to remind me who to keep my eyes focused on during the season and all the time.

Karen said...

Kathy, wow, that's really early!

Johnnie, isn't it funny how the guys love all that gear? Thanks, it's been fun to remember.

Parsley, you are so right. I love'em. I have alot of their handmade things in my china hutch for all to see. :)

Jeanie, How precious to have that nativity. I have one too, and it does remind me of where the focus should be.

Hilary said...

That's very cute. He looked so proud!

Jeanette Levellie said...

so cute! Chin guards? OH! Shin guards, of course!!

You are a deovotionist par excellence, Karen.

Audience of ONE

Karen said...

Hilary, yes he was! Thanks!

Jennette, I can't believe I didn't catch that-"chin" and nobody else said anything.... That's why I need helpers. :) Thanks, and your words are so sweet! Blessings

Libbie said...

SO funny! I did get a little giggle Karen over that reindeer. It really is darling :) And look how proud he is!!!

Those shin guards crack me up too. My Bo loves helmets (porbably a good thing-you know that rascal )

Do you still have Rudy?

Stephanie said...

Hi Karen-
Yes I have several. They are the ornaments my twin sister and I made when we were in nursery school and kindergarden. They are homemade ornaments currently hanging on my Dad's tree in FL that I decorated for him over Thanksgiving. Some we made w/ my Mom which have such sentimental value. She must have only in her late 40's when she made them with us and today years later I still mourn her loss.
Great post and loved Rudolph-and I am not looking w/ mom-colored glasses. It's adorable, the moment the picture, everything.
PS Thank you for always visiting me!

Karen said...

Libbie, yes, he was proud! Oh, I have a picture of him with a football helmet, might use that one, too! Sadly, no, Rudy has left this earth....

Stephanie, however sad, it's good to have some tangible memories of your Mom. Blessings this Christmas.

L.L. Barkat said...

My girls love to make decorations.

Ah, the reindeer is fun! :)