It's no secret that I haven't been around lately as my life has become consumed by my wonderful family and a bunch of sweet little first graders.
Those firsties are sharing so much with me. Today it's laryngitis. Can you imagine working with a bunch of 6-7 year olds and not being able to talk to them! Crazy. Thankfully, they behaved pretty well - at least in the morning.
We are doing a "Christmas Around the World" unit this week and I get to present Christmas in Mexico to all four classes.
When I was giving my presentation for the first time today (to my own class), I became so emotional. You see, in Mexico (at least in what we are presenting to our first graders), Christmas is much more of a time to celebrate Christ. We talked about Los Posadas, luminarias, families being together and the traditions of putting out a nativity set and putting baby Jesus in on Christmas Eve.
Did you catch that? I got to talk to my sweet little ones (who I pray for every day that they might feel His love through me) about Him!
I got to tell them them how much I this time of year means to me and how I love my collection of nativities and I cried.
But I don't think they noticed. My voice had been crazy all day, the lights were out because the bulb in our projector for the presentation is super dim, and my heart was humbled by how my accident of getting to "do Mexico" showed me in such an incredible way that God wants all His children to know.
It's an incredible gift.
I'm humbled and in awe of how I stumbled into sharing it today.