“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” ~ Billy Graham
One of my favourite photographs from this year is the one I took of my three year old granddaughters when they were playing together at my house. Evie, Sophie’s youngest, and Scarlett, Louisa’s oldest.The second photo is a recent one of the Nativity taken during a visit to Harewood House. Looking at the picture I am reminded of Scarlett and Evie, both of whom have much to say for themselves. During the Christmas period these little ones have been obsessed with the Nativity. The other day I showed a number of recent family photographs that were on my phone, Evie gave a sharp intake of breath followed by “Look Nan, it’s baby Jesus!” The fact that she had met her new baby cousin several times appeared to have escaped her notice. Also escaping her normally keen eye was that baby cousin Alice was wrapped in a pink blanket and was laying in a wicker crib that was adorned with pretty pink ribbons, and not on a bed of straw in a manger .
In church on Christmas morning our family knelt together for Holy Communion. Louisa had previously briefed Scarlett, telling her she would receive a blessing from Jesus (Perhaps not the best way to explain it). Kneeling at the alter rail as instructed by her mother, and obviously not impressed by the blessing from the vicar, her sweet little voice now adopted an indignant tone as she called out “But where’s Jesus, where’s baby Jesus?”
And the lesson is… Small children take things literally and are also unable to recognise one baby from another!
© Sue W-nansfarm.net 2017
The first of my responses to the photo challenge Favourite
Thank you to Louisa and Sophie for allowing me to use my picture of your little angels.