How to make the Role of Mary your own: Natty's nativity special

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.

Happy Christmas!