Christ in Christmas

Mommy and Ella at worship, Ella loved all the singing!!!

So proud of Ella. We had an amazing worship service last night where the kids acted out the Nativity story, Ella was an angel (she is on stage in the picture below) After which we sang happy birthday to Jesus and were challenged by Pastor Tom and Pastor Stan to make Christmas about Christ and to celebrate His birth.
We talked about this with Ella before going to bed and told her that we wanted to pray and say Happy Birthday to Jesus before opening anything or doing anything else.
The girls stockings were left outside their doors for them to dig into while Mommy and Daddy slept, that way we all go down to see the tree together. Ella woke us up though and told us that she saw her stocking but didn't want to touch anything in it yet until we said Happy Birthday to Jesus.

Ella woke us up to pray!!! Ella waited before digging into gifts and candy to say Happy Birthday to our Lord.

She makes this Daddy and our Abba's heart smile!