Thursday, 14 December 2006

Such a nice day

Look at Donnas busy Santa dashing up and down ! I know the feeling its what I've been doing all week.Monday morning I had a phone call from a lady to say it was The Christmas Womens Institute meeting ,and if Iwould like to go ,she would pick me up at seven ,fifteen ,so I went and really enjoyed myself,the drama group did their  panto it was so funny I have some pictures to be shown another time .

On Wednesday Maurice and I went to the Tenants association lunch ,which again was nice meeting all our friends and exchanging Christmas cards ,After we left we called round to see Aunty Kitty who you know is in a care home ,she was in a great mood, considering she had bronchitis the last time we were there, and she was quite poorly ,but she has bounced back yet again ,she is so amazing for a very frail eight six year old.

I have enjoyed all these fuctions ,but today had to be the best .My friend Debbie who lives near me ,invited me to her son Jasons Christmas concert at a church in Huntingdon Jason was eighteen last month and attends a special needs school near the church we went to today ,the church was packed with the family and friends of these children ,and the children themselves ,their problems are many and varied , and on many levels ,and some of them are in wheel chairs some deaf or blind ,but the thing that came over today was happiness ,those kids in spite of all their problems were so happy ,and they sang and signed as they sang,they clapped and is was so humbling ,There were readings  Ok maybe just a few words or  even  a sentence telling the Christmas story ,but those kids did it ! and the pride on their faces ,oh yes the true love of Christmas was in that church today , the teachers and helpers are Angels ,Jason is such a sweet ,happy boy he was delighted to see his Mum and I there today, as you can see from my pictures ,So yes I had the nicest day today ....have a great evening everyone with love

34 comments:

lanurseprn said...

The program looks like it was very enjoyable!!  I bet the kids had a wonderful time!!
Thanks for sharing the pics....Pam

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

sounds like you have had a great time, its so nice to go along to the childrens concerts and plays and its really lovely to see and hear the joy of the children...Bless them!

Astra!

blpltt said...

Oh lovely Jan !  The Nativity scene has heaps of `aaah' factor.  What a lot of lovely smiles all round.  Bunny xx

tillywooat62 said...

Oh Jan it sounds like you had a wonderful day today, I miss going to the nativity plays at schools, every year it always used to choke me up just watching them, they put their little  hearts and souls in to performing for their parents, families and friends and the teachers so well with them, and the smiles on their faces tells another story altogether,
thankyou for your Christmas card,
take care Lynne xx

brck753 said...

Oh jan that is such a lovely write up of today you brought a tear to my eye. Jason was very pleased that you enjoy the nativity and asked me to say thank you for coming. See you soon
Debbie

jeanno43 said...

Sounds as if you have been having lots of fun Jan. Glad you have enjoyed it all.

madcobug said...

You did good on getting those pictures. Those children are precious. Glad you enjoyed their Christmas preformance. Hugs, Helen

jaymact1 said...

Its amazing the thing these lovely children can do with the right help. Glad you had such a good day. Love Joan.

astoriasand said...

God Bless them all,they do so enjoy themselves Jan and I am glad you did too.I think I too would have enjoyed that.I love all that kind of thing.Living so far away from my family and not being a driver I am missing all the local concerts back home just now,and it does hurt,but my son will do some dvd's for me of them like he did last year.Not quite the same as the real thing,but at least I have them for keeps and can look back by watching them in future.Happy to rear Aunt Kitty was in high spirits.You have had a truly womderful week by the sounds of things.Thankyou for sharing the concert pics.Lovely.Take Care have a lovely Friday and weekend too.Goodnight and Godbless.HAPPY DAYS!!
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oddb0dkins said...

It's so humbling to see kids like that enjoying themselves and staying so happy despite their handicaps. It puts all our own troubles into perspective doesn't it?  Thanks. B. x

marainey1 said...

I'm glad you had such a nice day. I have no parties to attend this year and am looking forward to when my family comes in. Christmas just isn't Christmas with out a little celebrating with loved ones.  'On Ya' - ma

dklars said...

Sounds like a great day!
~~Kath~~

sazzylilsmartazz said...

I'm glad you had such a nice day!
Hugs,
Dianna

jlocorriere05 said...

It sounds like you enjoyed it as much as the kids Jan! Bless them all, I know how proud they must have been to put on the wonderful show for you all. Glad Aunt Kitty is on the mend too! Jeannette xx  http://beta.journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

lindaggeorge said...

There is something so wonderful about special needs kids, they have an innocence you don't see in mainstream children past the age of six. I just adore the way they are so pleased with themselves when they manage to complete a task that was a bit difficult.

Our main college in Worcester has a section that trains SN teenagers for jobs in the catering industry. They have them running the college restaurant on  Monday nights. It's a wonderful night to go, although I usually end up shedding the odd tear into my napkin.

Linda. x

sugarsweet056 said...

You've had a good week, & today was the best! Loved the pics! :)
Hugs, Sugar

faircolleen said...

Oh what a lovely entry Jan. . .Jason looks smashing. . .yes the special needs plays and concerts are always full of joy and happiness.Merry Christmas to Jason and his Mum too.

plieck30 said...

How touching. Handicaped children are so appreciative. My husband's youngest brother was severly mentally handicaped but he was so appreciative of everything. Even a new haircut brought such joy to him. Paula

jckfrstross said...

great pictures:) loved the one of the nativity one:) also the one with you and jason and mom and him so special:) have a good weekend

Deb

lindapaterson177 said...

You`ve been busy! Nice pics and thanks for my card.
luv bella xxx

susanebunn said...

I think these kind of events make Christmas special.  I would love to go to one myself.  Thank you so much for sharing this with me!  I love the pictures of the drummer and the panto.  I need to go see one of those!  

Love,
Susie
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moordykspot said...

Lovely Jan Valerie used to work with special needs children and the Christmas Carol concert was a real highlight.
This is what Christmas should be all about.
Take Care Dave and Valerie

salonrose123 said...

Aww.  What a lovely entry.  Makes me ashamed to moan as much as I have been.
Truth is, we don't know how lucky we are.  Thanks for reminding me.
So glad you had a good day.
Hugs,
A xxx
ps...and thank you for my card.
xx

jmoqueen said...

Wow you've certainly been busy with all your xmas events :-)  Bless Jason though.  I'm glad you enjoyed seeing his xmas concert.

Jenny

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xxroxymamaxx said...

Wow, that's so nice Jan.  I love the pics.  Love and hugs, Shelly

kaydeejay5449 said...

The Christmas concert sounds like fun!  I wish we were going to one this year.  I received your Christmas card!  Thank you!  You should be getting one from me very soon.
Hugs,  Kathy

wldconnie said...

What a lovely nativity play...it is so special when the kids are disabled. Jason looks a lovely boy. Thanks for your card. It arrived today! love conniexx

sarajanesmiles said...

Lovey photo's Jan, aww, have gone all misty eyed after reading about the Christmas concert and seeing the pics :o)  Sounds wonderful :o)
Sara   x

icklemisssexpot said...

I have always loved attending the shows that the SEN schools put on up here...Firstly both the boys taking part in the nativity at the SEN nursery they both attended...Then mikeys shows at his previous SEN school and the one he is at just now...This year they decided against a christmas show and are doing one at easter instead...Every child gets a part and they sign during all the songs as well as sing...Kerrys shows were special too but somehow seeing those children who have such profound difficulties and far more than either mikey or garath have is just so moving...Glad you enjoyed the show and found it so special    Caff xxxxx

lindachapmanuk said...

That was such a sweet entry Jan. lovely pics, especially you, Jason and his mum....aw.....Linda xx
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ally123130585918 said...

Jan Lovely pictures and a lovely entry ~ Ally

cacklinrosie101 said...

Jan, that little show was so cute.  I love the little kids and the nativity scene. What a special show that was! You are one of the busiest people I know.  Glad you got your tree up. Love xx Chris

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,how lovely that Debbie invited you to go with her to Jasons school concert,they all look to be having a fun time.To go somewhere like that makes you so grateful for all we have .I loved the Father Christmas at the top skating on the Merry Christmas.Glad you had a good time at the Womens Institute meeting and that Aunty Kitty is back on form.Hope your Christmas decorating goes well........With Love Jeanxx

cayasm said...

What lovely pictures, and I love Navitiy and listeneing to children singing
yasmin