Saturday, December 12, 2009

Don't Eat the Manger-Children Christmas Truths

This is my darling daughter when she was two. We spent Christmas at my Aunt's house, and Shelly was fascinated with her Nativity scene. The characters were almost as big as her dolls.

See how she is lovingly touching and pointing out each one? My cousin is there on the couch behind her, so she knows to be careful. After all, I warned her, too.

Here, she has been allowed to pick up one, but carefully, I remind her.

Now with no one looking, or so she thought, she decided to taste one. We snapped this picture, catching her in the act, before quickly retrieving the sodden character. (Luckily, no characters were harmed in the taking of these pictures.)

"And in the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields, and keeping watch over their flock by night.... And it came about when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem, than and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us." Luke 2:8, 15

This busy time with all our Christmas "jobs," let us stop, like my daughter and the shepherds, and run to the manger to see and taste the goodness of God. Come let us adore Him.

But please do not eat the characters.


Kathy C. said...

Too cute.

Parsley said...

Nice memory.

Anonymous said...

So adorable! :O)

Karen said...

Kathy, thanks.

Parsley, yes, I treasure them.

Diane, thanks, BTW, I don't know if it's my internet "imp" or what, but I couldn't leave a comment on your blog today--it kept saying I was not who I was??? Maybe so? :p

Sara said...

what a precious memory and a good reminder for us.....thanks,'s always a pleasure stopping by your blog!

Jean Wise said...

Love seeing Christmas through the eyes of children. great series, Karen

Clella said...

Karen, Great pictures both in photography and words. You are doing such a nice job with this blog and I look forward to what you are going to write about next. Is that little girl red headed or does it just appear that way? Clella

Julie Gillies said...

Oh Karen, I LOVE this post! Shelly is absolutely adorable, and I love how she find's the story of Christ's birth so irresistable she can't resist tasting it. :) Beautiful tie-in, my friend!

Thank you for sharing your precious Christmas gift memory over on my blog!

Libbie said...

Thank goodness Fisher Price has come out with a cute nativity that can stand up to a lickin' :)

Very cute pictures! Look at her dress & her little shoes! So cute!

Karen said...

Sara, love having you stop by.

Jeanie, thanks so much. It's been fun.

Clella, Shelly had a bit of red, kind of strawberry blond, but mostly it's the picture.

Julie, thank you. I think Shelly is still adorable...(at 29)

Libbie, I wish they had them when she was little. That little dress was my attempt at sewing...don't tell anybody...

Jeanette Levellie said...

Darling photos and daughter! I like the dress,too. You did well, Karen.

Audience of ONE

Deb said...

Exactly what I'm planning to do.

Take a little time to taste the Savior's goodness.

Sweet dreams.

Karen said...

Jeannette, awww, shucks, thanks. I'm proud of her.

Deb, I always desire to do that, so why is it so hard sometimes?