Nothing like having a five year old this time of year. When questioning her Grandma about Santa and how he sees all the kids all the time, Emma soon replies, "Oh, so Santa is kinda like God."
And then tonight we travel to see one of Indy's finest homes decked out in millions of lights all set to music. The line of traffic was moving slowly, but of course once we got to the front of the house we knew why...Santa and Rudolf were dancing in the driveway! What a sight. Of course we roll down the window so Emma can wave. As we pull away Emma says, "What is Santa doing there, he has got too much work he should be doing right now." A few minutes later, "Mom, do think that was just someone dressed up like Santa? Because you know the real Santa has got to be busy and has no time for that."
She is dancing to every Christmas song, singing most of them, and running around here with a twinkle in her eye. So who is having more fun, Emma, or those watching and listening?
Then tonight's bedtime prayer went just like this;
"Dear Jesus, thank you for today and please help Santa and the reindeer's get lots of energy so they can do a lot of flyin' tomorrow night to get all the toys to all the kids. God is good, all the time, in Jesus name, Amen."
With all the magic and talk of Santa, it is even more heartwarming to walk in the room and see the same five year so in awe and in complete love with the Nativity that sits in the middle of our home...
Loving every second of the season. Counting each blessing. Ready or not, here we come Christmas eve. I'm too excited to sleep. ;)