First off, she came home on a Friday and told me that she was going to be the angel in her class' performance of the story of Christ's birth. She needed a costume. Probably for Monday. Lots of things get lost in translation around here, but I didn't want to be on the losing end of this gamble, so we scrounged up some white fabric and cotton balls and went to work. Fast. Oh, and she needed to memorize four lines of scripture...in German. When all was said and done, we finally nailed down some details and made plans for the family to attend the special performance. I was simply blown away. The simplicity of the storytelling, the sweetness of the kids, the whole community of parents together acknowledging the sacredness of the season. And then this:
She was so brave and confident. Later, her teacher told me that she had originally planned for Millie to recite her lines in English. But Millie told her that she wanted to memorize it in German like everyone else. Man I love her.
She was also asked to participate in our church's Christmas Eve service. She worked hard and memorized a good chunk of Luke 2 and recited it in front of the whole congregation. Although it was in English, I give her lots of credit...she was the youngest child up there and held it together enough to go last and not miss a beat.