Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Monday, December 24, 2012

Children's Christmas Program

Wednesday night was our children's Christmas program at church.  Anna Kate has been working SO hard on her songs for the past couple of months and was so excited.  She knew all the words to all of the songs and was super prepared.  And then she got on stage.  Apparently, the spotlight and the audience and the decorations were a little distracting!  Ha!  She did actually sing about 50% of the words.  The other 50% of the time she spent investigating the speakers on the stage, pulling a decorative feather out of the poinsettia arrangement, turning around to see what the big kids were doing, etc.  But the part she sang, she sang very well!  And of course, she was cute!  Here are all the kids in their sweet Christmas outfits.  Anna Kate is in the front row on the far left.

I would put up a video, but I really didn't get a very good one because I was too busy trying to keep Anna Kate focused by sitting on the front row and giving her the look.  You know, the look that I have acquired with my years in teaching and now parenting!

Anyway, the kids did well and of course they all looked adorable!  And they did truly remind us about the meaning of Christmas.  Here are the words to one of their four songs (and Anna Kate's favorite):

You gave up your throne to be with us
Mary and Joseph's tiny One
How could it be that God would come?
Alleluia Amen

The shepherds became the first to see
How God would set his people free
The hope of the world is Christ the King
Alleluia Amen

So I praise you, Lord
And I worship you forever
So I thank you, Lord
Alleluia Amen

Born in a manger for the cross
You bled and you died to save us
You rose from the grave victorious
Alleluia Amen

So, Anna Kate may not have sung every word the night of the performance, but she did learn them all and through them is coming to understand the reason that we celebrate this baby's birth...born in a manger for the cross.  And learning those truths is worth more than a perfect performance any day!

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