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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The True Meaning Of Christmas

Okay my dear friends, please bear with me with this post.  It will not contain pictures of my decorating, none of the prim items I have been trying to finish, or showing you something new I have recieved in the spirit of giving this season. 

Instead I want to share with you what made my heart swell with pride and made tears run down my cheeks tonight.  It was our annual Christmas drama at church.  Our church is not really big, but our members have the biggest hearts around.  The name of our program was " From the Christ Child to the Judgment"  My Daddy was a pastor so I have been in programs every year since I was a wee child.  Holly grew up being in programs and last year little Darbee Rae was in this drama for the first time.  This year she had 3 different parts and actually had a small speaking line.  I chose not to take part in the drama this year so I could watch Darbee Rae in her roles.

I  am so proud I did as my heart was so touched by this little child that God has so blessed our family with. I am no photographer and it's hard to take a picture with tears streaming down my face, but I want to share just a few pictures of what I saw tonight.

In the opening scene she was a child coloring as her Mommy and a friend were carrying on a conversation.

Here she is the first of many adult angels who followed Jesus as he rose from the tomb.  She walked down the isle among the crowd just like the adults.  This part she did last year also.  I was so proud of her.

In this scene she was the child to a couple from our church and they were making the choice of whether to take a cross and follow Jesus. 

Looks like she made the right choice.  It was at this point she had her very first speaking part ever in a play.  She did not stutter at all.  Said it like a pro.

Kneeling with her pretend parents before God at judgment. Notice that she is looking up toward the throne.

Recieving her robe and crown.  So precious.

And in the last scene she is back on stage with her Mom and friend. 

Okay, that's all for tonight.  I know this was a true Nana Post, but taking part in the program at church is a big event each year.  Tonight it was a new experience for me as I was on the opposite side of the curtain.  However my heart was truly blessed to watch my family and their dedication to our church.  Yes tonight my heart is running full of God's blessings . 

Hoping you are enjoying the true meaning of the season.  Until next time......


  1. Spoken like a true Nana..! I would have cried with you, Angela..!! Our church did the very same play several years past. I love plays and this time of year they are so much more meaningful. Hope your last week to Christmas is a relaxing one...Hugs, K

  2. These are good pictures! I am so glad you were able to watch this year and get some of her. Such a proud mommy moment for me too. Love you.

  3. Angela ... I've said it before & I'll say it again ... you are truly blessed! My heart swelled with pride right along with yours. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful time in your Christmas celebration Blessings, Shirlee

  4. Oh how your heart must be over flowing..
    So touching. Thank you sweet Friend for sharing.
    You are blessed.
    Love & JOY


  5. Truly blessings of the most amazing season of all. After that, I'm thinking you won't need any gifts under the tree.....you've already received them and threefold.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. A lovely post, Angela. I was right there with ya, feeling the pride. Our program is tomorrow as the sermon and Monica has 3 speaking parts. But, earlier this morning she wasn't up to par, so don't know what tomorrow will bring!!!!

    Merry Christmas,


  7. Angela
    You have every reason to have a full and over flowing heart! To see your family serving the Lord and raising Darbee Rae at such a young age how important it is to be part of a church family-Well, I'd be shedding a tear or two also!

  8. Angela,
    What a wonderful event to remember. Have a blessed Christmas.

  9. WOW! That is so sweet. Thank you for sharing that.
    My name is Janet I found your blog through another. I have signed up to follow it.

    I am relatively new to blogland :) I started my blog at the end of October. And since then have met a lot of very sweet people.

    If you'd like to visit the url is: http://throughthewoods2.blogspot.com

    I will have another blog up and running in the next month or so selling my primitive crafts and more.
    Love your blog. Take care, Janet W

  10. Yes you should be beaming with love and pride! Looks like Darbee Rae took her parts very seriously.Just adorable as always.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  11. Blessing of joy & love~
    Darbee is an Angel~

  12. Praise Him! Praise Him!

    and a little child shall lead them...,,,

  13. I was crying just reading this...you are very blessed and she is one sweet little girl.

  14. Oh gosh, never apologize for such a great post...thank you so much this was just wonderful.

  15. What a precious post! Thank you for sharing.

  16. Angela, how sweet she looks and her first part too. She's quite a lady and only 5. It is times like these that make the holidays special.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful day.
    Country at heart

  17. Angela,
    What a wonderful true Nana post!! I know exactly how you feel...it brought back memories of when my granddaughter was in her first play at church. I got tears in my eyes too.
    Hope you had a great weekend.

  18. Well, I have tears now! If I had been there they would have needed boats between the two of us! What a blessing that little red haired girl is to so many of us in blogland. Her mommy and nana too. Thank you Angela for sharing.

  19. So beautiful Angela, thanks for taking the time to post! Hope your day was good! ~*~Lisa

  20. Oh Angela, I have tears streaming down my face too! How very precious little miss Darbee Rae is! I grew up in a very small church but we always had wonderful Christmas programs that we were all a part of. Precious memories that I will never forget. It will be the same for Darbee Rae... she will remember these times for many years. Very precious!