Thursday, December 10, 2009

There are Little People under my tree.

I am Catholic.

I don't necessarily feel on any given day that I am a GOOD Catholic.

I struggle with allot of religious concepts.

I became really angry listening to one particular sermon the last time I went to Church.

It was about divorce.

I won't go into the details because the Priest redeemed himself at the end.

Church does that to me.

It makes me emotional.

I have no idea why but I could burst into tears during the Lords Prayer.

I struggled with the decision to get my children baptized.

I wanted to do it for the right reason.

I wanted them to have FAITH.

To BELIEVE in something bigger than all of us.

I wanted to be a good example to them.

I wanted them to go to a better school.

Yes I am aware that that is a crappy reason.

However in the public schools here they don't even sing the NATIONAL anthem anymore.


I became better.

I try to go to mass as much as I can.

And it makes me smile when M says we are going to see JESUS.

It also makes the other parishioners smile because he is not quiet about it.

I'm not perfect and don't pretend to be.

I haven't been to MASS in 5 weeks.

I won't go with my babies until they get their H1N1 shot.

I am just not going down that road.

Please don't question that logic.

So in an effort to teach my child about CHRISTMAS I wanted a Nativity set for under my tree.

I have no idea why I felt such a strong urge to do this.

In all of my grown up years I have never had one.

I guess it is just another little thing about kids that changes you.

But here is the thing.

I hate saying NO.

Along with DON'T TOUCH THAT!!!!!!!!!!

Kids are curious and they NEED to explore.

And I want him to touch,

And learn,

And play,

And believe,

And have faith.

Which is why I am so thankful to have found this:

On Christmas Eve I plan to have M put in Baby Jesus.

May your holidays be as blessed as ours.




  1. I am so excited that you finally found this! Did you order it online? I think that this will be a great way to teach M&J about the true meaning of Christmas. Smart mamma you! xo

  2. Ha, that is awesome! I have seen that nativity and it is so cute. My kids have a ceramic nativity that my mom made way back when I was a kid. Last year the angel lost her halo (little fingers), but I think her smile was even bigger regardless. Hopefully she won't suffer any more damage!

  3. We have a little wooden one for the same reasons. I think it's great that they've made these accessible for little ones to actually play with!

  4. I think it's great that you go this one.As you know I still have the one from when you's weer much yougar.Some glass&plastick.Yours is so great for the new generation.XO