After a yummy lunch of ham, meatballs, and fruit salad, we went to Trinity's Christmas Eve service. The music was all beautiful but what really struck me the most was watching Mary and Joseph comforting baby Jesus who was not "silent". Especially after watching Nativity Story and being reminded about young Mary. I was reminded how Mary chose to submit to God's plan even when it was hard for her, something she wasn't totally prepared for, it wasn't the timing she would have picked, ... She trusted God and learned as she went. She said "May it be to me as you have said." I pray that I will follow that!
Another near teary moment was watching a wonderful woman of God from here singing "All is Well." She looked and sounded like an angel. I think it would have been beautiful anyway but knowing how she and her family are in the middle of such a hard time made it even more beautiful.
|KG and Pops Leon|
|T right before church|
|Mary did you know?|
|Uncle B and the gang|