Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Recently our family attended a WONDERFUL walk-through Nativity hosted by a community church.  This is the second time we have been able to go and it has been a highlight to each one of our kids.  The really cool thing is that they make you as part of the cast -- you become a "cousin" and are in Bethlehem to pay your taxes.  The outdoor set is amazing and even has a real camel and other stable animals.  Toward the end of the journey we stopped at an inn and one of the kids was asked to knock of the door and see if we could stay the night.  As we were told the inn was full and then had the door slammed in our faces it hit home what it would have been like for Mary and Joseph.

The most touching part this year was at the end of the journey our guide/cousin shared a quote that he had just found online and hit home to him.  Not only are the words so inspiring and true but it was also so neat to hear that a member not of our faith was touched by Elder Neal A. Maxwell's words.  The following morning I created and have shared this wall hanging with many.  What a sweet reminder of making room in our hearts for Christ!

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