Advent and Reflection...... inseparable, right?
Thought I'd combine, then,
because.....well....... a memory from the past.......
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So here goes my five.....
The essence of Advent, with a focus on #HolyLens and reflection, is, for me,
completely and unequivocally summed up in this one shot of
my sweeties back during December of 2009.
You can't really see the Christmas decor here, the Jesse Tree we were
creating, the handmade painted ornaments drying to be wrapped and gifted,
or hear Silent Night being pumped from the CD player sitting on the kitchen counter.....
but those are Spiderman Christmas pj's ( ! )
and Christmas is bursting out of every nook and cranny around them.
Both were still home schooled at that time and ardently working together,
older brother, then nine, helping younger, a just-turned seven,
with some sort of workbook or other.....
unaware I was lurking about with the camera.
We'd weave our work with our faith and our life ad our family
and it became one...no line, no "subjects," no separation.
Always work needed to be quickly done each day so that we could get to our
advent readings, light the wreath, tell The Story.
And it was a blessing.
Is a blessing.
Wrapped in our own bubble of contentment, productivity and mostly, faith,
during the memory filled season,
no outside schedules imposing....
When I think of advent now and in the future, I know I'll think of these days.
The candle lit, fireplace crackling, safe days of love and life and
of waiting...waiting for Jesus's coming.
At the time, thank God I did appreciate them.....
the days and the boys....
well, mostly anyway.
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