A Christmas Tale

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.Evie and ScarlettThe 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. IMG_5685The 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.

18 thoughts on “A Christmas Tale

  1. That one of the two young ladies sharing a spot of gossip is simply lovely.
    Is Evie the one whose angelic looks hide a spot of devilment? Scarlett has the look of having a more placid temperament.

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      1. That makes me smile and melt inside, and think to myself all children around the world are the same at their age, and our societies have got a lot to answer for, by the changes we force upon such pristine innocence of youth. 🤔

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    1. Thank you Margo and I will certainly do that. I also have a lovely picture taken a few weeks ago of all eleven grandchildren with the oldest, seventeen year old Jamie, cradling the youngest.

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  2. gc

    Taking things literally and wild eye innocence is the mark of a trusting child. We were all born that way Susan. I am glad the children enjoyed the Nativity scene and their visit to church. God bless you all.

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