We are all on a journey of faith together. Taking the time to sit down together as a family to reflect on this season, on what it means to have divinity in our midst, is a way that we can all grow together in faith. So of course I was absolutely giddy to pull up our holiday decorations from the basement, to have my two girls spend the whole afternoon playing with the nativity together. With our "Swinging Christmas" pandora station in the background and a fabulous fire built by my husband who is finally getting into his firemaking groove, it was perfect!
I'm not exactly sure what this year's Advent rhythm will hold. I do know that as soon as we set a "routine," the children will hold me to it. Ben and I like to do a little reflection together in the morning, often from this book. Old Befana has become a perennial favorite around here, and a big stack of special holiday books has been pulled from storage. Perhaps a special holiday craft or treat is in order?
We shall see! Let the excitement begin.