Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's okay to be different

Thank you everyone for the sweet words and for thinking and praying for my family. The past couple of days have been hard, but today we can move forward knowing our Nanny is far better off than any of us here on this earth. We have so many wonderful memories of her that will last forever. I thought of her so many times today as I watched Ellery proudly wear Nanny's fun jewelry around the house and as I baked some Christmas goodies this evening.

So last night I was so excited to gather up the family on the couch and watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I love how there are family Christmas movies that air on the television throughout the month of December. This year Ellery is really starting to get excited about Christmas although she keeps saying that she wants a bigger Christmas tree like Lulu and Poppy's. Sorry dear, the little Montana Slim is going to have to do.
Anyways, she sat through the movie and was very interested in the classic tale about Rudolph and his misfit red-nose. At one point Nathan and I thought we might have to turn it off because we looked over at her and her bottom lip was out and tears trickling down her face. She kept saying, "Rudolph has a red nose." It was really upsetting to her, obviously. We finally got it through to her that the red nose ended up being a good thing because Rudolph could help guide Santa's sleigh, and that it's okay to be different.
As Nathan says, she's so drama. But we love our little drama mama.


Amanda said...

Oh, that's so precious! What a sweet heart she has! I can't imagine Jackson being moved by something like that yet.

jonnyd said...

We had a very similar experience watching it with Allison last night, except she just thought Rudolph was super cool... it was fun to watch it with her. These are great times with these kids.

Tabaitha Kaye said...

That is so sweet! I love watching the old Christmas shows too. My favorite are the Charlie Brown specials.

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