During this final week of Advent, I am concentrating on moving peacefully amidst the great tidal wave of projects which I think (back in November) I can accomplish before Christmas —the baking, with all my floury, crumby, spready, spilly little helpers; the top secret knitting projects for a man with enormous feet, the handmade presents for godchildren, nieces, nephews, piano students...
|See that baby down there? Oh good eyes!|
|This picture is from 3 weeks ago—we've since found pants for Matthias|
If I can remember to smile at the children (it's amazing how busy-ness will put a furrow in your brow) and enjoy them and their silly jokes and sing Advent songs while we work in addition to bossing them around, and if I can be Will's radiant wife, then perhaps the Divine Infant will find a home in our house this Christmas.
There are so many reasons to stop and enjoy the process, this "road to Bethlehem".
|"Star in the East, the horizon adorning..." (shape note carol)|
May your hearts be merry and your homes full of peace during this final week.