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Part 4

Anita walked into the kitchen. Hannah opened almost the half of her gifts and it was time to start with the dinner, other wise it would take until Boxing Day before dinner would be ready. So, Anita grabbed her apron she got from Hannah for Mother's Day and she started to prepare the Christmas Dinner.

"Do you need any help?" sounded when Anita was almost finished with the preparations and Anita smiled.

"If you wouldn't mind it, yes please." she said as she turned around. She could use some help now, because she had to make dinner for four people now, instead of two.  

Mildred gave her a little smile. "It is a nice apron you're wearing, Anita." Mildred had never seen Anita cook, in fact, Mildred has never had dinner with Anita and Hannah. "What do you want me to do?"

Anita laughed. "You could help me with the stuffing." she said and she pointed to some ingredients she placed on the other end of the counter. She bought a tofu turkey this year, specially for Victor. "And I got this from Hannah last year for Mother's Day."

"It's lovely." said Mildred and she walked to the counter. "I was just wondering," she started after a few minutes. "why did you give Hannah a children's edition of the Bible?"

"Well, she starts to read now and it is important for her to know about the Bible." Anita looked to Mildred. Anita was raised Christian ever since she could remember. Before Victor discovered her 'secret', Anita and Hannah went to the church every Sunday. And nowadays, Victor comes with them.  
"I want to raise her like a good Christian. Go to church on Sunday, read the Bible. And now she can read and understand it by herself." Anita looked out of the kitchen into the dining room, where Hannah and Victor were talking. It was so wonderful to see them together like that. If she could only…

"Anita," Mildred looked at her soon-to-be daughter-in-law "what are you thinking about?" Mildred didn't trust it when she saw Anita looking to Victor and Hannah like that. There had to be something wrong.

"I'm thinking about them." Anita whispered and that more than enough for Mildred to understand what she was talking about. Anita missed her own family. She told Mildred about them after the last sonogram of Anita's pregnancy. Nobody knew about it; the pain she felt when she heard that she was pregnant and nobody near to share that news with.

"It will be alright." said Mildred and she pulled Anita into a hug. "Come, let's finish dinner before those two get hungry."

Anita smiled and together they went back to the tofu turkey.

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Meanwhile were Victor and Hannah in the dining room. Victor looked to Hannah, who was now busy with a book she got for Christmas; the children's edition of the Bible. When Anita came with the idea of giving Hannah her own Bible, Victor liked it. It was sometimes really difficult to translate some words from the 'normal' Bible into words that Hannah could and would understand.

"Daddy, what exactly did happen on Christmas Day?" Hannah suddenly asked and Victor smiled. He knew that Hannah now had the age of wanting to know everything, including everything what happened in the Bible.

"Well, Christmas Day is the day that Jesus is born." Victor started to think. "You did pay attention yesterday in the church?" On Christmas Eve, Victor, Anita and Hannah went to the church. There was a special Christmas service for children and Victor and Anita figured that it would be nice for Hannah to take her to that service. The pastor told the story with the help of a little play he organised. Victor and Anita did want it that Hannah played along, but Hannah was too shy to participate.

"Yes, Daddy, but I want to hear it from you." said Hannah and Victor gave her a big smile. It was one of the nicest things she said to him.

"Okay." Victor looked to his 'daughter'. Suddenly, he got a plan. He knew she could already read, even though it was just a little bit, so he figured something out. "How about you read it out loud from the Bible?" he said and Hannah smiled. "And when you don't know something, I will help you."

"Okay." So, with the help of Victor, Hannah started to read about the young Mary and her fiancé Joseph. How Mary got a visit from an angel, who told her that she would get pregnant. How Ceasar August demanded that everybody went to his own town to register and the journey to Bethlehem, where there was no place for them at the inn.

Just when Hannah wanted to read about how the shepherds got to hear the news about Jesus' birth in a stable, Anita walked into the room. "It sounds really great, sweetie." she said to Hannah and Hannah smiled.

"Daddy helped me." she said with a big smile and Anita gave her a kiss on her cheek.

"Well, maybe you want to help Daddy now with setting the table." Anita looked to Victor. "Diner is almost ready."

Victor nodded. He stood up and looked to Hannah. "Come on, princess. Those dishes won't fly to the table." he walked to Anita. "You go finish diner, we will take care of the table." he gave Anita a kiss on her lips and after she left to the kitchen, he and Hannah started with placing the dishes on the table. Victor felt that this was already the best Christmas in his life and he knew that a lot of these kind of days would follow.
Okay, before I get a lot of comments about the Bible part.
First, it was - I think it's a wonderful - idea of :iconmimi7789:. It brings back the main idea of Christmas.

Second, I am raised Christian, although I'm not a diehard one. I went to church once a month, but now only during Christmas. That is when I don't have to work on Christmas Eve. I do know some parts of the Bible, but not by heart.
There is one book I know by heart and that is the Book of Esther. :)

I know there are theories that Jesus wouldn't be born on Christmas Eve and the Christmas Tree comes from the Germans, who set the tree on fire.
Anyways, I just wanted to bring back the Christian background of Christmas.

xxx'jes
Eszie

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Mimi7789 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Wonderful. I love it. It really made my day.


Just one question: Is Maria another name for Mary?
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Eszies-Eszie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you like it :)

^^; It's her Dutch name, I completely forgot that her name was a little bit different in English... ^^;
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Mimi7789 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Alright. I was just asking.

And don't be afraid to tell people that you're a Christian. Be happy that you're a Christian. I know I am. Cause we serve a living God. So don't be scared to tell people that you're a Christian.
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Eszies-Eszie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Nah, I'm not afraid of telling people that I'm Christian. For me it's normal that I just don't talk much about it.
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Mimi7789 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Just wondering.
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Eszies-Eszie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ok
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