Tuesday, December 22, 2009
An Angel Day
"Mommy, don't be afraid!" June is holding an angel ornament above my head. "I come to tell you good news!"
"Oh!" I say. "What's the good news, angel?"
"Trust in the Lord and I will carry you to Bethlehem to see the baby king."
So, we "travel" to "Bethlehem" and find the baby Jesus lying under a blanket with Mary and Joseph nestled up next to him.
"Angel," I say, "will you sing, now?"
"Sure!" And here is her song:
Glory to the newborn King, glory to the newborn King,
Christ is born in Bethlehem, glory to the newborn King.
Gloria in excelsis deo (this line is translated through mommy-ears)
Do I wonder if she's getting the right message with Christmas? Of course. There are days when all she wants to talk about is Santa Claus and presents. But then we have Angel Days. And I sigh a little, knowing that sometimes this mommy-business is just a little out of my hands. I gotta trust my Boss a little. He's at a higher pay grade.