Emilia was full of emotion on seeing a big-sized nativity scene, especially Mother Mary and Baby Jesus and her reaction was heartwarming.
The holiday season is one of the favorites for kids for several reasons. While some are excited about the sweets and gifts, others are excited about the decorations and the cheer. However, 2-year-old Emilia Wyadgymar has been excited about the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus. The toddler eagerly went over to meet baby Jesus at the nativity scene and the interaction was purely wholesome. The New York Post translated and shared the conversation and the history behind the same and it's heart-touching.
As soon as the little girl saw the crib standing at the side, she ran towards it screaming, "Mary, Mary! Holy Virgin Mary!" Emilia's mother, Tamara, shared that the family had gone to a Christmas village where the toddler spotted the crib. "They changed the nativity this year to be big. Emilia didn't even notice the Santa train," her mom added. That's when she knew she had to record and rightly so, she captured a wholesome memory. Emilia's excitement about seeing baby Jesus is one of the purest reactions ever. Her toddler voice calling out to the statue was simply adorable. "Hola, Baby Jesus," she said.
As she looked around more, Emilia couldn't help but touch and kiss the statue with love. She then continued her conversation with Mary as if she were a real person standing there. "I'm going to give her [Mary] a hug," the little girl said. She gently went over and hugged Mary, ensuring she didn't damage the cardboard. That was not all, as Emilia adorably stood by the figure, asking for a picture as she delightfully said, "Cheese!" She then headed over to the baby Jesus and bent down to pose with him too. Her saying "Cheese" was an indication for her parents to snap the photo.
Emilia then fixed baby Jesus' diaper and said, "It fell, but I got it." She cared for him just like a baby. Sharing a backstory, Emilia's mum explained that the girl found her love for the nativity scene when they set up the same in their home. Her mom also added that prayer and faith, which were deeply rooted in the family and passed on to the toddler, were an added element to increase her love and excitement. Wadgymar said her 4-year-old son Bernado was battling Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, a "rare, cancer-like condition," according to Cincinnati Children's Hospital. While the family struggled with their son having to go through chemotherapy and several treatments, they decided to prioritize gratitude over their problems.
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"But we thank God for having a house now and for the clinical trial Bernardo was a part of and his treatment. We talk about God's love for us," the mom added. That's where Emilia began her journey in faith, which contributed heavily to her love for the nativity scene. "I told her, 'God gave us Jesus because He loves us. I explained how exciting it was for Mary to be having a baby and how that baby is now born into our hearts each Christmas.' Kids do understand almost anything if you explain it on their level," the mom said. @sweetcatholiclife commented, "Heart melted into little bits. My goodness!" @shaby_shack_home said, "The pure heart of a child, so lovely."
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