Natty played Mary in the wonderfully inclusive school nativity and church Christmas services this year. This is a post that needs few words, for the pictures tell Natty's touching yet hilarious version of the nativity story by themselves...
|Mary was serene...|
|and filled with love.|
|Despite a bad back during pregnancy...|
|she lavished the greatest of care on baby Jesus.|
|She celebrated his arrival with a wiggly dance...|
|and celestial song...|
|and sacred Makaton signs.|
|She mixed firm discipline...|
|with jazz hands...|
|and everlasting joy!|
We laughed as much as we cried, and left with smiles on our faces, replacing the uneasy emotions in our hearts that the Nativity Star Revealed in the lead-up to this symbolic occasion.