Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Programing the Christmas Spirit
Stirrings of the soul were felt by the older children as well. Savanah wandered around with a peaceful happy look on her face and followed me like a puppy dog. "I had to keep from crying when I sang those songs. I just wanted to sing and sing. I've never felt this way before." Victoria wondered, "Miss Midodi, I love to sing. I think I'm good at it but my jaw hurts. Has this happened to you? I think I'm smiling too much." Caden suddenly became extra solicitous. "You don't have a coat Miss Midodi. Let me get my moms. Let me carry all your stuff to your car. Which door can I open for you?"
I admit, I love the adoration. But, I think their adoration was caused because they felt the Christmas spirit, Christ's spirit, and felt so full of love that it spilled out on the nearest target, me.
Being the conduit that helped them feel all these amazing emotions brought me joy as well. In moments like these, I forget the hours of preparation, rehearsal, pulling teeth, behavior problems and my own insecurities. Like them, I'm ready to do it again... Almost.