Saturday, November 30, 2013

Goodbye Thanksgiving, Welcome Advent

Tomorrow marks the first day of Advent.  What I like about the season of Advent is that it allows me an opportunity to reflect on what we are really waiting for, the coming of our dear Lord, Jesus.  When I reflect on Advent, if only for the few moments it takes us to pray and light our Advent Candle each evening at dinner, it minimizes the commercialism and brings home that we our waiting with great anticipation to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

So I pack away my Fall stuff that reminds me of all that I have.
Very Thankful!!!

We won't pull out all of our Christmas decorations yet.  We will start slowly with some of the items we use to celebrate Advent and some Winter decorations. We will add to this a little at a time until, Mom's birthday on the 13th of December. This will be the day the tree goes up and gets decorated and the basement decorations are completed so that we can celebrate with all the family on Sunday, December 15th.  Rumor has it that a special guest will be making an appearance for all the great grandkids to meet.  HOHOHO!!
The Advent Wreath takes a place of honor in the center of the kitchen table.
Yes, I know it is not a wreath but I fell in love with this Advent Cross.

 And there we have it.....on this last day of the Thanksgiving Challenge I am very, very Thankful for the Promise of our Salvation.  May God Bless each and every one of you as you prepare for His coming.
I would like to offer a special prayer of Thanks for Paula of Smidgens, Snippets and Bits for hosting this challenge.

1 comment:

  1. You are so very sweet Wendy! And to the beginning of Advent for you and yours I wish you the very best. A beautiful advent 'wreath'


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