Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Star Is Born!

This is the time of year that all parents see their little ones become stars in the Christmas concerts. From little Johnny wearing a towel on his head playing his role as Joesph, to little Sara who gets to dress up as an angel, each one is a star in their parents eyes.

As my boys move through the grades at school, they have gone from sweetly singing Christmas songs to being in the band (both played the trombone this year). Each year we think we are going to sneak out after they are done, and each year we stay to the end because of the heartwarming pleasure of being together with other proud parents enjoying this special time of year, enjoying our children shining bright.

Enjoy your child's Christmas concert, sit back and feel the emotions, let the singing of your favorite Christmas carols feed your soul. This is the time of year when your children shine and you reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas, that deep in your soul belief in the goodness of mankind.

So, buy those Santa gifts, bake those Christmas treats, surround yourself with family and friends to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I know that's not politically correct anymore, but when you see your little ones, up on stage singing with all their hearts about Christmas, it makes you realize that life is not about being politically correct, it's about being morally right. Most important, life is about being as good a parent to your children as you can be, mostly by just being there for their most important moments, when their star shines brightly.

6 comments:

West Coast Teddi said...

Christmas is a time for family and friends no matter what your religious beliefs are. As a Christian, there is the "bonus" of the Birth and the renewal of our spirit in achieving Peace on Earth.

It's a Wonderful Time of the Year

Merry Christmas Everyone

Ti-Guy said...

Oh, that's so sweet. More than makes up for your "Trudeau...not quite dead enough" comment below.

Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men, eh?

liberal supporter said...

Back in grade school, I was one of the narrators, reciting part of Luke 2. I recall that it was tough to memorize since it was from the King James version.

For your 4th paragraph, I believe that political correctness actually encourages us to celebrate our religious traditions. Within reason of course, the same reason as political correctness demands of other faiths.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

West Coast Teddi said...

Merry Christmas LibSupporter ... a tough read you had ...

Luke 2 (King James Version)

Luke 2

1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

There shall be no comments, "political or otherwise", about you learning the "liberal way" from that passage? A fitting start to Friday Night Funnies??

mahmood said...

Ti-guy, he of the Cesspool(and various other pools of fetid water)pops his head out for air and exclaims with great indignation(or whatever?)...

"Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men, eh?"

Good Lord give me strength...and oh yeh...sheeeeesh!

East of Eden said...

Ti-Guy is simply an unhappy sort who cannot, for one second, allow others to enjoy life or take any joy from any experience. He/she wants to bring everybody down to his/her level far below the surface.

Hunter - great post. As a man who celebrates Christ's birth, I enjoyed your post very much.

LS - perhaps Biblical political correctness (if it exists) encourages what you say. But...Canadian political correctness means hiding the names of faith-based events; especially those of the Christian sort. Canadian political correctness means exclusion as opposed to inclusion and is very ill-conceived. No true person of faith objects to another faith's celebrations and, just for the record, all of this elimination of Christian celebrations so as to not offend Jewish, Muslim, or Hindu people is actually an insult to people of those faiths.

Christ was a Jew so Jewish people are not offended by the mention of His name. Muslims respect and even revere Christ as a great prophet. Hindus respect other people's faiths and there are some parts of Hinduism which are quite similar to my faith.

Politically correct exclusion of all things Christian is actually the creation of secular folks who do not want any evidence of religion. Celebrating "holiday" is basically celebrating the Birth of Christ with one's wallet. Any way you look at it, people of faith are not going away any time soon.