Advent started last night..... we will start reading our Unwrapping the Greatest Gift tomorrow. I love this time of year. I love Advent. Several years ago we started doing little "surprises" every day. Simple things that make lifelong memories. I asked the boys if they wanted to shorten it this year to once week and they said ... NO! They love the surprises too!
We spend less, give more, love all, and worship fully. At least that is what we try to do. Sometimes life squeezes in and stress comes. Each day His mercies are new and we start again.
Wesley, Wyatt & Lysa are the three that are still at home. Wesley is 12, Wyatt is 13, and Lysa is 18. This time next year .... Lysa will probably be at college. Time is short and they grow so fast. I have to keep reminding myself this when life presses in..... I wouldn't change the past 30 years of being a parent. Even the mistakes.
Someone blessed us with this..... it came in the mail. We are not sure who but we love it! Especially Wyatt!
Do you do Advent? Ann Voskamp's book "Unwrapping the Greatest Gift" is one of our favorites!
Would love to hear from you. Hope to be blogging lots more..... May God prepare your hearts as we prepare for Him.
Sponsor a child this Christmas... change a life forever!