Wednesday, December 16, 2009

~OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES...Loving the Innocent Hearts of Children

~CHRISTMAS SUNDAY 2008~
Our Sweet Miss K

I started blogging in January of this year and for a couple of months I had a sweet "OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES" story on my sidebar. I removed it about 9 or 10 months ago, but for those of you who are new to my Blog (or might have missed it) I'm going to share the story again. It's too precious not to pass along. I hope it makes you smile!

Last Christmas my Mr. AGPMan was Worship Leader at a church just north of our home. Because our son and daughter-in-love were searching for a new place of worship we had the pleasure of taking our Miss K to church with us during most of the winter months. She was very excited about joining in with the other kids for our annual Children's Christmas Program, and of course being the "Littlest Angel" in the group thrilled her to death!

For weeks the two of us practiced the songs together. On the way to school and back home again we'd sing the songs on the CD. One by one we sang each and every song. Miss K worked very hard to memorize the words and the music to them all. We were all so proud of her!

When the big day came she was dressed to the nines. The picture above was snapped in my office just before we walked out the door. She had on a creamy white silk taffeta dress I'd purchased the year before (on deep-discount clearance!) and the matching velvet hair ribbon looked darling with her swept up pony tail.

Once buckled into her car seat both she and I and her adoring Papa (that is what she calls my Mr. AGPMan) were on our way. Thinking we could go over her program songs ONE MORE TIME I popped the nearly worn out CD into the player and listened as the music began. Each song, all religious in nature, filled our SUV with the beautiful sounds of the season.

Our Miss K sang and sang! However, during one particular song she seemed to be having some trouble. So, being the PICKY NANA that I am I stopped the CD and started it over again.

"Let's try that again, honey! Are you getting the words?"

Again the song began. And yet something still wasn't right...

So...I stopped the CD again and this time turned around from the front seat and mouthed the words so she could both hear and see me speak them.


I said~

"Listen to Nana, honey! The words are 'HOSANNA! HOSANNA! HOSANNA IN HE HIGH-------EST!' Got it?"

With that her eyes became HUGE (like deer in the headlights HUGE) and she just stared at me. It was as if she had just heard the words for the first time.

Sensing a bit of fear and confusion I said ~

"What's wrong honey?"

With that she replied...

"I thought I was singing O' SANTA!"

Now...I'm telling you the truth here! I have never laughed so hard in all my life. My guy nearly had to pull the car over to keep from crashing the thing. We laughed and laughed and laughed and then Miss K started to laugh and by then we were pretty much wasted.

When the Program began and the children were all lined up I could see Miss K looking at me with the widest of grins... as she mouthed to me

"HO-SANNA! I GOT IT, NANA!"

Blessings to you as you teach your children and grandchildren the things that will stay with them a lifetime...Rebecca

33 comments:

becky said...

Hahaha What a cute story.I actually thought she was your daughter when I looked a few other times.She looks like you a bit.God Bless her and hope she has a very merry christmas.Thanks for sharing this .LOL@ the deer in the headlights.Tooo funny!

Marilyn said...

Rebecca.... That was so funny & what a wonderful memory for you & your Hubby to share!!
She is a beautiful child.....
Merry Christmas!!
Love,
Marilyn

Catherine said...

What a story! Thanks for sharing.

Terra said...

Ho Santa in the Highest!
Funny,
Terra

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Just as funny the second time around!! Bless that child she was gonna sing to someone with glee and pride ... hehehe!! Stinker she is... just a stinker! Tammy

June said...

I love that story sweetie. I just love it when the grandchildren come over. Someone is always bound to make us laugh. Two weeks ago our 9 year old came for a visit. She hadn't seen me in so long. The first thing out of her mouth was,'man gramma, you need a hair cut'!!! That's when all the trouble and insecurity started over the hair.lol
hugs

Ginger said...

What a precious story, I can't wait until I have grandchildren.

She is just as beautiful as you!!

Thanks for sharing your lovely memory with us.

Hugs
Ginger

SHABBY.VINTAGE.BLISS said...

I LOVE THAT STORY! SHE IS THE SWEETEST EVER! HOPE YOU HAVE RECOVERED FROM YOUR "BLUNDER" AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, I AM HAVING MY VERY OWN BLOG GIVE AWAY. YOU ARE ALREADY ENTERED BECAUSE YOU ARE A FOLLOWER... JUST A HINT THERE WILL BE A CHRISTIE REPASY PRINT INCLUDED AND SOME VINTAGE LACE TRIM! STOP ON OVER AND CHECK IT OUT.... AND SPREAD THE WORD. HUGS TO YOU REBECCA.. P.S. I HAVE BEEN KEEPING MY EYE OUT AND NOT PACKAGE HAS COME FOR MY MR CHUBBY CHEEKS... I KNOW IT IS HOLIDAY SHIPPING SEASON SO I AM PATIENT, I'M JUST WORRIED SOMEONE TOOK IT??? LET ME KNOW- HEATHER

Kimmie and Heartpoet said...

Much better mistake to make than when my step-daughter (then aged 7)
sweetly sang for family on Christmas Day..."FARK THE FERAL ANGELS SING" instead of Hark The Herald Angels Sing.....*GULP*
You could have heard a pin drop!
Her father wanted the floor to swallow him up hehehehe ;]
She had no ideas what those words meant, just that it sounded like that to her!

Mary said...

Rebecca, that is just so adorable, and so like a child! They are always full of delightful surprises. My little grandgirl does the same sort of thing from time to time...there are stores of memories in my heart from her little comments or questions. How wonderful that she had this time to spend with you and your hubby, and to be in the pageant...a wonderful memory of her own for years to come. She is such a beauty...just like her Nana!

Merry Christmas, Rebecca, and God bless you and yours!

Mary

sissie said...

That is such a sweet story. Your sweet granddaughter is so lovely.
There is nothing more wonderful than seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child.

Queenmothermamaw said...

What a wonderful story. Very much worthy of repeating. I remember as a child we would do Litanies in Latin and Ora pro nobis was Oh wrap your nose up. and Libra romas domina was leave her on a stormy day. I might have the Latin wrong in the second one. She is precious.Merry Christmas to you and family.
QMM

Lisa said...

LOL! That is so sweet! Now everytime I hear "Hosanna" I'll be reminded of "O Santa".:)

stefanie said...

sooooo cute!!!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Funny, funny, funny ! The kind of laugh that made you cry I bet.

SO GOOD FOR THE SOUL.

She will remember this for a long time..I am certain. In fact, it should be a story told over and over each Christmas.

Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Sares said...

What a giggle you gave me! Sometimes as an adult I get the words to a song wrong and feel silly when I discover it. I bet she remembers that always and has the song down pat now!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

So cute Rebecca... your little Miss K is adorable! And how lucky to have a loving nana like you! Bisous... Julie Marie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a wonderful funny story! So glad you shared it again with us as I have not been blogging that long.
She is just to precious.
Thanks
Maggie

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your sweet story brought a smile to my face...Indeed, kids do say the funniest things:-)

chandelier magic - beach house said...

Rebecca -
Thank You So Much - these are the BEST Pecans I've ever tasted! They are amazing and my neighbors are going to be so impressed, as are my daughters co-workers and my sons crew guys, I made 36 jars.

Merry Christmas to you and your family - especially your precious Miss K. Do all of her presents fit into your car?

Marsha

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve Rebecca ~ Twice is always nice ... still a cutie patooty that child!
Memories in the making ...

Hugs, Marydon

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Rebecca.....

That little story from your Miss K was WORTH the repeat....too cute.

Huggies!
Spence

Martha's Favorites said...

What a great story and memory you have to share. Your Granddaughter is so beautiful. I hope all is going well for you. Please send me your address, I would like to send you a Christmas Card. Blessings always dear one, Martha

Tanza said...

Hi my girlie girl friend ~
Ooohhh this is soo sweet, and I so remember when you shared this with me last year !! Now, if she isn't the sweetest, smartest punkin' head EvEr !! she gets prettier each day !! Are you sure she isn't your baby ?! You two look soo much alike .. She is as sweetest as her Nana too !! Hoping all is well, and you're not working too much sweet friend ~~
huggers ~tea~xo

Carina said...

Lovely story, over the years I have written done some funny comments or slips of the tongue of my sons made when they were younger (now 19 and 13).

Tanza said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETEST FRIEND REBECCA !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !! CAN YOU BELIEVE GIRLIE GIRL ANOTHER YEAR HAS CREPT UP ON US ?! WHERE OH WHERE DOES TIME GO ?! YOU'RE 30 RIGHT ?! DIDN'T WE AGREE TO BE 30 FOREVER !!WE ARE JUST SOO MUCH SMARTER NOW,and REALIZE THE DARN LITTLE THINGS JUST DON'T MATTER !! GOD IS SOOO GOOD, AND HAS BLESSED YOU TREMENDOUSLY !! HAVE A BLESSED,HAPPY, DO WHATEVER YOU PLEASE,KINDA DAY !! KNOW I'M THINKING OF YOU ON THIS, YOUR SPECIAL DAY !! BIG BIRTHDAY HUGS FOR YOU ~
HUGGERS ~tea~ xo

Connie said...

We had a similar "out of the mouths of babes" when Keith was about 5 years old but I can't repeat it, sugar! LOL

BUT come and visit the white, pink and ROSES Christmas tree! Squeeeeeal, it's up and ready to be seen.

xoxo and Merry Christmas,
Connie

Connie said...

Ah, Keith? Yes, he's still healing nicely. You can't keep this family down for long, honey!
xoxo,
Connie

SHABBY.VINTAGE.BLISS said...

SWEET REBECCA,
I GOT THE PACKAGE FOR MR. CHUBBY CHEEKS! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. THEY ARE ALL WONDERFUL THINGS. I LOVE MOST THE CALENDARS. A NICE WAY TO LOOK BACK ON HIS FIRST TWO YEARS. I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH. I SEE YOU ENTERED MY GIVE AWAY... YOU SAY I AM GENEROUS.. I AM LEARNING FROM THE BEST! I SO HOPE SOMEDAY I HAVE A CHANCE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON. TAKE CARE MY FRIEND... P.S... HAVE A HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Cottage Rose said...

Oh Rebecca, that was the cutest, funnest and sweet story ever... I really loved it... and what a beautiful Angle she is too,,, it is amazing what small kids will say or think of.... thanks for the smile.... have a great week...

Hugs;
Alaura

Mary H said...

~~Rebecca~~Ron and I still chuckle about this story told by you earlier in the year!! LOL!
Also wanted to log in and wish you the happiest of Birthdays..hope you had a wonderful one!!
Hugs, Mary H.

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Just popping over to 1st wish you a belated birthday & 2nd a very Merry Christmas & hoping you have a great New Year..... for me it just cannot come fast enough....

Lyn xxx

Cathy said...

Oh what a cute and funny story! It's so funny to see and hear things from their perspective. Between this post and your poor red drink on the carpet post--oh no!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Cathy ♥

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