Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jesus and Mary

I sang in a quartet at church today. It was a childrens' Christmas song Mary's Lullaby. Lullaby, my little one, thy precious life has just begun, thy mother holds thee near. It is a german song, and quite lovely.

As I sang, I looked at all my babies scattered out in the congregation. Quinny was watching me, I could barely keep it together. I thought about Mary and the baby she held. I thought about his tiny hands and then the miracle of his perfect life. I wondered about the precious alone time Mary had before she gave her son up to be the savior of the world, how she watched him grow-up, suffer and be crucified for us. I am so grateful for this time of year for my thoughts that are turning to Jesus, how they soften my heart and make me want to be a little better and try a little harder to be patient. I hope these aren't just words, I hope they are actions too. My gift is to be more patient.

I have listened to this song several times as I write, I am getting too mushy. I better get outta here.
Just listen to this guy nail "O Holy Night" Beautiful.

Merry Christmas friends.


  1. This time of year always makes me want to be a better mom, and person, too. The thought of how Mary had her baby in a stable, and then lay her sweet, perfect baby in a manger, when we take such care to have the perfect nursery, birth experience, etc. gets me every single time I sing Away in a Manger. I don't know if that's making any sense at all, but it just makes me want to take better care of my children--not monetarily, not by giving them more things--but by showing them more that I love them, that I care for them, and that I want what is best for them, more than anything else.

    Thank you for this post. I needed to think about this more tonight. :)

  2. I like you mushy too. And that quartet number was loveliness.

    I thought I already commented here, but I see no trace of it.