My girls come home from church with a Christmas CD. That CD has their entire church Christmas Play on it and they listen to it. Repeatedly. A LOT. Every morning. Every night. In the car. At home. Every single day.
And, I always text my friend Piper, telling her 'thanks'.
Thanks for the loud, endless Christmas songs in October.
I guess the idea is for the kids to get some practice. So, just so we're clear .... the Lail girls are all about practicing. Daily :)
But, then it's showtime!
And, the excitement felt for months from two excited little girls finally becomes reality.
Something clicked with my Olivia this year. In the past, she kind of dreaded the play. She always had a lot of anxiety and never wanted to do it (she even sat down in the audience one year refusing to get up - ha!).
But, not this year. This year, she was SO HAPPY to perform.
She even had a solo and speaking parts! (We've come such a long way!) I don't think she stopped smiling during the whole play.
And, I know I'm biased, but seriously, Emma sang two of the most beautiful solos that each put a huge lump in my throat.
God has gifted her with the most beautiful voice. I pray she always uses it to glorify Him.
The play was so good. All the kids worked so hard and it showed.
My girls were so sad on the ride home from church because it was all over.
Or, is it????
When you've listened to the same CD every day since October, you really can't stop all at once. How do I know? They were still singing the songs Monday morning.
Until next October .....