Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Program.

This week was crazy, long, and good. (It's easier to say it's good now that it's over :)

Thursday was our Early Education Christmas Program at school, and I pretty much headed it up. A few other co-workers (and Kley), were extremely helpful and I couldn't have done it without them! This was my first time planning an event like this, and it almost felt like I was planning my wedding again. There are so many little details that have to be worked out.

From choosing the songs, figuring out which class will sing those songs, making up actions to the songs, making the program to hand out, making sure everything is spelled correctly, making sure the church is reserved, making reminder flyers to send home, hanging reminders around the school, making decorations, laminating decorations, cutting decorations, hanging decorations, figuring out the backtrack songs for when people are getting on the risers, figuring which door of the sanctuary people will enter in and when, figuring out which class will stand on which riser...(I could go on, but you are probably bored)- needless to say, it's a lot of work.

It's also nerve-wracking when you are in charge of something, because you want to be a good leader and have everything well planned, but if something goes wrong it's scary because it falls on you. You want to make sure everyone knows what they are doing, but you don't want to be bossy. You have to be flexible because everyone involved has a different opinion, but then someone has to make the final call. You plan and plan, and you never feel completely ready for it, but then it just happens and you pray it goes well.

Fortunately, the people I work with are amazing, and everyone pitched in on Thursday, and it went SO WELL. The kids sang about Jesus being born, and were super cute while they did it. It was a success. Nothing major went wrong and everyone left with smiles.

Even though it was a lot of extra work and I'm glad it's over, I am glad I was able to do it. I am a Type A personality. I love being detail oriented and planning, and I'm glad God blessed me with an opportunity to use my gifts in a really neat way- to teach children about the true Christmas story, and to have everyone in the audience see Jesus through a child's perspective.

It was a great thing to be a part of.


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