Melody had been staying with my in-laws since Sunday night. On Christmas Eve, I planned to go to the Candlelight service at my in-laws church, First Baptist of Damascus. It was a long drive from our house, and I was running just a bit late. When I arrived, the service had already begun. My family was all in attendance and they saved me a seat in the front row. It's not a big church, but there were about 150 people in attendance. I sat with Melody and we enjoyed the service and my father-in-law's message.
As the service was getting ready to end, Melody walked up to the stage and picked up a microphone. I was confused at first, and then the music started. My little girl began singing "Happy Birthday Jesus". It was sung beautifully and in tune, and I was just blown away! She had never done anything like this. I was a proud dad, and the tears came easily. In fact, many around me were crying. It was awesome! When she finished, she came right over to me with a big smile on her face. She knew she had surprised me. I gave her a big hug, my father-in-law gave the benediction, and we celebrated. It was the best present ever!
I hope you all had a wonderful, enjoyable, blessed Christmas!