Christmas Day

I once heard a song about a grandmother who loves Christmas so much that her husband said, “that woman spends a whole year getting ready for this day.” It’s a hyperbole, of course, but I can relate to her devotion. I absolutely love Christmas! In my own way, I spent a big chunk of my time preparing for this day. For one, I had been planning the menu for quite a while now.

Christmas Feast

The girls had been practicing for many weeks for their performance tonight. They invited their aunts and uncles and brothers and neighbors to come watch them. I was not sure how many people to expect but I was hoping I made enough food for everyone — I did, thankfully.

Christmas Party

The girls performed wonderfully! I was very proud of them, especially their rendition of Silent Night. Beautifully done!

Christmas Song

After the performance, I took the opportunity to talk to the group about the true meaning of Christmas. I used nativity figurines to explain the birth of Jesus Christ. With the help of the girls and a friend who translated for me, I am hoping that they will remember the Christmas story and it will take on new meaning for them from this time forth.

Christmas Story

It was quite a party. I will never forget the joy, the revelation, the warmth of tonight. I met so many new friends and helped spread the joy of the holiday season! What a way to spend Christmas in China!

Christmas Gang

After the party, the girls stayed a little bit longer. With a translator, it made it easier for me to communicate with them. We had a good heart-to-heart talk and I expressed my pride and joy in their performance. They also wanted to know more about this Ye Su who was born on Christmas day.

Christmas Angels

4 Responses to “Christmas Day”

  1. Jie says:

    It seems as if you’re having a good time. Merry belated Christmas.

  2. mbcohao says:

    Thanks, Jie! Hope you had a great Chtistmas!! :)

  3. kim says:

    wow, your christmas day spread looks so much more than mine. :)

  4. mbcohao says:

    Not knowing how many to expect for a party makes me overcompensate! :-) Happy New Year, Kim!

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