Tuesday, December 8, 2015

An Unforgettable Christmas Memory

I have shared this Christmas memory before, but it's one of my favorites and still makes me a little weepy every time I read it. Through the years, this story has been published numerous times, in various publications. There's something about it that touches you in unexpected ways. 

The story takes place on an ordinary day, during an ordinary task, but it became so much more than that, and I recall so well the deep emotions that spilled out into the room on this particular day, the way I felt so inadequate as a parent, but so grateful for the child who sat soaking up every word I spoke. It was one of those God moments I'm so often guilty of missing. I'm grateful I was wide awake for this one.

Article as it appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise
Please click on image to read .

This image is from the Christmas carol book that the story is centered around.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

Sharing with Hazel's "Tell Me A True Story."


  1. What a wonderful story and memory. I just love hearing things like that. Through the eye's of a child. Thanks for sharing this, and oh btw, it was easy to click on and read... = )
    Blessings to you, Debbie

  2. What insight you had and how special to share such a touching moment with your daughter. Who at such a young age,showed deep reasoning and love.
    No apologies needed!

  3. That is just precious. Thank you so much for sharing that sweet story.

  4. What a wonderful story. What a wonderful experience. And you tell it so well. Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart and life.

  5. Oh, Dayle, thank you so much for posting this story. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this holy experience with us. You are a wonderful writer.

  6. The Lord has blessed you with this wonderful memory,not all parents experience such a priceless moment.Thank-you so much for sharing such a touching story with us. It was perfect to just click on the article, I don't think it was being lazy.I liked reading your article from the original paper like that anyway.
    God Bless,

  7. This was one special moment with your daughter. What a keepsake.

  8. Dayle,
    You are so very blessed. First for that wonderful experience with your daughter and, second, for your exceptional writing skills. I enjoyed your story very much!


  9. utterly and astonishingly beautiful! thank you so much for this!

  10. great story. thanks for sharing it.

  11. Amazing story! Thanks for sharing!

    And thanks for visiting my blog. :)

    God Bless YOU!

  12. Just found you this morning and glad I did. Enjoyed your post very much and great that you share it.
    Happy Holidays

  13. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for stopping by. I thought it was a good point made that the Word is a guide for living, not just a rebuke for rebellion. God's Word has so much for us about living real faith that reducing His Word to "discipline only" is a dreadful error. I thought it was very wise.

    Blessings for a glorious Holy Day celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  14. A precious Christmas memory, indeed. Yes, thank you God, for Christmas!

  15. A beautiful story about The Best Story in the World! Sometimes the whole meaning of Christmas becomes alive again when seen through the eyes of a child.


  16. No matter how many times I've heard the story, it makes me cry.

  17. A precious Christmas memory and beautifully told.

  18. Oh how wonderful! Children have a way of showing us those God moments for sure!

  19. Dayle, what a blessing this story is! I'm sure I've read it, before. This time, it brought tears! Tears flowed in a gush, shocking my son, to look at me, as if to ask, "are you ok mom?"
    Maybe it's this fatigue, that has overcome me or is it this broken heart, I carry inside me everyday. I had myself a good cry! I can only hope ... as I'll never give up.
    Thanks, dear friend! You're such a blessing to me and many others.

  20. Replies
    1. Your precious daughter even though so young understood and was so tender to receive the truth of Christmas. I am glad your story has continued to bless many and thank you for sharing it here at Tell me a Story.


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