12.17.2008

Christmas Surprise

"I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world." ~Norman Vincent Peale

Oh, he's right!

Last night, as I was home watching TV [with all the outside lights on, the inside all decorated and the Christmas tree lit, the combination making me feel Christmassy], the doorbell rang. When I opened it, I was surrounded by 15 of our Primary Activity Day girls and their 3 leaders. They were singing Christmas songs, and began with my new favorite, one we have learned in Primary, "Baby in a Manger".

Mark joined me at the door while they sang several more songs, and we stood there [of course] with tears in our eyes. What a perfectly beautiful sight, these sweet girls that I have been with in Primary for 3+ years now and their leaders whom I love equally as much as I love the girls.

After they sang, they handed me a beautiful plate of Christmas goodies, and then decided we all needed a group hug, right there on my doorstep.

What a lovely way to finish a day -- Christmas music, much-loved children and Primary leaders, and a group hug.

A perfect way to end a day. Thank you!!

12 comments:

hoLLy said...

what a wonderful surprise! you deserve it. i know those primary kids just adore sis. mason!

tara said...

ah. that is just too sweet. grace's little Activity Days group is going caroling tomorrow night too. glad to know people actually appreciate it:)

Natalie Scott said...

Oh!! Next time send them my way, too!
I'm jealous...those girls are the sweetest with the sweetest voices I've ever heard.

Suzanne said...

Doesn't get better than that!

(Please ignore my deleted comment above -- spelling mistake -- again!)

;o)

100 Percent Cottam said...

awww, how sweet! i want some treats! :)

Carrie said...

I just love Christmas. Glad to know you are loved, huh? Well...at least thought of!

Andrea said...

Aleah was really happy when she came home last night that they got to go caroling to your house. She adores you! Thanks for all you do!

Aryn said...

You know, I love that these primary children get you, but I can't help but feel bad for the YW who don't...

Aryn said...

and by "get you" I mean get to have you lead them.. not that they "understand" you or anything - that would just be crazy talk :)

MiaKatia said...

So sweet! I love those kinds of things.

Renae said...

You have a music gift yourself and you are touched by the beauty of it.
My mom would drag us in the cold to carol on Christmas Eve. Okay, I kind of liked it, but kind of not.
(The lady in my blog was S. Schlag). I almost wrote her name, but decided if she read it, or someone she knows, she might feel bad. Feel bad only because I cearly think I shouldn't have had to ride home. I am curious as to what she thinks of that whole thing.)

niki said...

merry christmas. nice photos!
niarica