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What Child is This?

Christmas Message from the Christ the King Lutheran School Children’s Christmas Service

What Child is This?

Maybe it’s just me.  Maybe it’s just that this year we have more students than ever before with over 100 families at Christ the King School.  Maybe it’s something in the water here in Flagler County.  Whatever it is, it seems like there has been a lot of baby news at Christ the King recently.  There have been a number of families that celebrated the birth of a new child since school has started this year—one even just this last week.  On top of that, there are a whole bunch of moms that are now expecting a baby in a few months.  Whatever the reason, we’re thankful that you parents are going to keep our school in business a few more years!

Those first few moments are sure precious.  Few moments in life remain in your memory as long and as well as the birth of your child.  Our family went through it just eight months ago.  (You moms-to-be can ask Mrs. Becky later what it was like to deliver 31 minutes after walking into the hospital!)  From the agonizing pains of labor and pushing and delivery to the exuberant excitement of seeing that baby for the first time; from holding the child so tight and snug in your arms to changing that first meconium-filled diaper; from seeing the eyes open for the first time to hearing those first cute, yet bone-chilling cries, the whole experience of a new baby can be summed up with just one word—joy.

And oh, how we love our babies!  We research to find the very best doctors at the very best hospital.  We carefully swaddle them in clean receiving blankets and put cute little hats and mittens on them.  We check and double check the electronic alarm and nametags to make sure that no one could ever steal our baby.  We sleep with one ear open, ready to pop up at the first peep to rock and sooth the baby.  And we dedicate ourselves to loving and cherishing our most precious child as long as we live. Read the rest of this entry