This post is neither witty nor thrifty, but I wanted to share.
A few nights ago I decided to start decorating for Christmas. I've never decorated this early, but because we are in a new house this year I couldn't wait to see it all "holidayified." Ian was super excited. Like any other normal kid, he loves Christmas! He helped me put away my Fall decor and then we started pulling out the Christmas stuff. We both agreed to do the nativity scene first. I pulled each figure out of its box and handed it to Ian. He would grab each one and ask who it was. I'd tell him who they were and what role they served in the nativity story. When I handed him baby Jesus he stopped and didn't say a word. He just stared at him. After a few moments of silence I asked Ian if he knew who that was. He replied, "Yes. It's Jesus when he was a baby." I smiled and told him that was correct. He kept holding him. Looking at him sweetly. Then he said, "I love Jesus," and placed him gently in the manger. Tears came to my eyes. To hear your child say he loves Jesus is a moment you always hope for. A moment you will never forget. I hope that love continues to grow and that one day he'll accept Jesus as his Savior. It's a choice that he will have to make for himself, but I'm thankful that a seed has been planted, and it's starting to grow.
I spent the next few minutes reminding him why we celebrate Christmas. He listened carefully. I could tell just from looking at his face, his precious eyes, that he gets it. Do you?