I don't know about you, but that makes me so happy and excited, I just want to jump up and down.
I've been thinking a lot this Advent about how Jesus was born a human. A helpless little baby. And Mary and Joseph took care of him. And probably munched on his cheeks like I do to Lucy.
And it has struck me as completely AMAZING. What a responsibility! Was Mary just like, "Oh, ok, *shrug*" when Gabriel came around with the tidings of joy, or was she thinking "Wai,wai,wai,wait. You want me to what, now?"
As a mother, I guess the most I can hope is that I can give Lucy a good grounding in the Catholic faith and the strength of character to be a good person and to make good decisions. But for Mary and Joseph wasn't that already decided for them? So did they have it easier than, say, us raising regular old non-deity-born-with-original-sin kids? Or was Jesus a snot-faced kid who got in trouble for messing around with his dad's tools? Did he get a sound spanking for not staying close after Mary and Joseph found him in the temple? Is it blasphemy to even write that?