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Keeping Christ in Christmas

IMG_1357In a day and age where kids rarely know much about God and the reason why they have 2 weeks off every December, I am happy to have a child who knows the difference.

Alex initiated and helped me create an Advent wreath for our house. He wanted to light it most nights either during or after supper, and always made sure the correct candle(s) were lit. I also bought a new Nativity set this year, and he is waiting anxiously for Christmas morning to put the baby Jesus in his rightful spot.

As a grown-up getting all caught up year after year in the Christmas hype, it is refreshing to be brought back to the real story.  He is a regular kid who can’t wait for Santa, and to him I don’t think there is a contradiction – he is a little human who tries hard to do the right thing just like the rest of us, and  he is successful sometimes and sometimes not so much.  It’s a true joy though to not ever have had to force him to go to Mass.  He is welcomed there each time we go, and serves on the altar at each Mass we attend.  Fr. Rob told him this morning that he couldn’t do it without him, Alex nods his head and gets a little red in the face.  Church has become another place where I have become known as “Alex’s Mom”.  Funny, I used to have my own identity there!IMG_1358

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About alexs1mom

Mom of one quickly growing boy. Believe in God and try to practice my faith, unfortunately not always meeting my own expectations. Partner, daughter, sister, auntie and Proud Nova Scotian. Love a good Italian Pinot Grigio, and a cold beer on a hot day. Hockey fan, spend a whole lot of time in rinks and watching it on TV. Volunteer for stuff my kid is involved in and at church. List maker and wanna-be blogger. Love reading other blogs, subscribe to many and wish I could read them all regularly! Eternal optimist even if I shouldn’t be.

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