At her sister's birthday party. This would be the quintessential definition of the "Sara Smile" Anyone who knows her, knows this well. She is one happy kid.... err...uhh.... as long as life goes her way. She is also very much a 3 year old!
Morning quiet time with mom - Bible, coffee, Jesus, what else do you need? Sara is an early riser and usually at high volume from the word go. So quiet is not always possible.
Sara and her girls meeting Mary Poppins and Ariel
Now this was her favorite and what I would give to go back and have a video camera going. While Sara hated all rides at DW including trams, buses and trains, she loved meeting these characters. She had done great with the characters who were obviously real people, but had been nervous around the costume characters. Until she saw Jesse. Right before it was our turn Sara asked Jennifer (more like told) to put her down and then literally pushed Jennifer back so she could go meet Jesse by herself. She walked out had this long conversation with Jesse and of course the person playing Jesse was just cool and kind and patient. Very very neat. Now the funny thing is, Sara has never watched or desired to watch any Toy Story movie. She only loves Jesse because her girls love Jesse and have dolls and share them with Sara.
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We (family) have been doing a little unit about the Names of Jesus this Christmas...We have these ornaments that I printed out and a little guide where we look up scripture and talk about the name and what it means and we made a Christmas tree and we put them on it....it has been really fun and we have learned a lot. So we were wrapping it up and I had purposefully saved Immanuel for last. My desire is to so make this amazing Jesus real to them.... so we are talking about how Isaiah prophesied that name in a time where the people were really kept separate from God by the law and the priests etc.... but Jesus came and changed all that and he is here WITH us. And the Spirit just moved in my heart and I said guys I want to tell you a story about someone who this name of Jesus means a LOT to. And I began to tell the story of a momma who had a very sick baby that the doctor's at times wanted her to give up on and told her things like she would never walk or talk or love or understand who anyone was. And day after day she went to the hospital to see her sick baby and day after day she carried thoughts and ideas...will she be okay? will she grow up? will she be healthy? And when she was too tired to pray and too scared to think and too depleted to do anything else she would hold her baby and whisper Immanuel. She would drive to the hospital and think Immanuel. she would lay in her bed at night and she would say Immanuel. Because she knew that if she didn't know anything else....she knew Immanuel...God is here with us. I said that baby was Sara Rose and that momma was your Aunt Jenny. and God is real and Immanuel is the most important part of Christmas....if you never get anything else about Christmas you need to remember God is HERE with you no matter what.
Could not have said it better myself. I hope and pray you are celebrating God coming from heaven to earth at Christmas so he could live, die and, rise and bring us from earth to heaven with Him. He is worthy to be praised!!