Do you remember what is was like to be in one of those Christmas concerts when you were in grade school? How you sang your heart out to please the teacher you liked? How good it felt to see Mom or Dad or both out there smiling because they were proud of you?
Do you remember what it was like to go to one of those concerts as a parent? How it was hard to get away in the middle of a work day, and you knew you’d have to make up the time? But you were so proud of your son or daughter?
Now, as a grandparent, I not only enjoy watching my grandchildren, but the other children as well. They are so earnest and eager to please. Some aren’t quite onto the songs yet, but they give their best.
And that is the key to enjoying these concerts. The children’s performances are a gift, and gifts are to be appreciated and enjoyed.
So here’s one of those small gifts to enjoy.