Here and There

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Advent begins...

We have a fake tree this year.  Maybe we won't get sore throats for the month of December, now?  I couldn't bear to get a cheapie green fake tree, but a cheapie champagne tinsel tree?  I can get behind it.  Peter says it looks like it's going to take off. 

Today is the first day of Advent, and already I feel I will never catch up and that the 24 days and nights will pass and it will be Christmas and I will have a two day bubble to catch my breath and that's it.  That feeling is awful.  That is not how I choose to categorize my days and my nights and my moments.  I need to back away from that and try to see with new eyes.

Yet again I need to get back on the road to Bethlehem.  Not try to fly overhead like a bird.  I need to walk the road, step by step and enjoy the silence, the talking, the whole way.

So I take a deep breath tonight and already try to re-center myself here on the journey.  Lord Jesus, protect me.

I want to allow it to unfold.  I want to be a part. 


I love Hunky Hank at this age...