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When it comes to family excursions, I never tell my kids where we’re going. Instead, I call every outing an “adventure.” I just tell them what to wear, what to bring, and when to get in the car. So when we went to Crossing Life Church’s narrated Christmas hayride on Saturday night, my kids had no idea what to expect.
For forty-five minutes we waited in line, in the cold. But it was a beautiful night, a splendor of stars in the sky. They had hot cocoa to sip, and we took turns getting out of line to warm up by the bonfire. Finally, after our long wait, we climbed into the haywagon with excitement. Having kept the details a secret, my kids still didn’t really know what was in store.