As I lay our Advent wreath in the center of the kitchen table, I cannot help but wonder if the incredible, suffocating stress is over for now. When the adrenaline wore off, I was emotionally and physically exhausted to the point I where couldn't function and just crawled into bed letting everyone fend for themselves for a bit.
We survived Thanksgiving day. Can you believe I did not take one, single picture?
Before and after dinner, the kids stayed busy outside, giving me the much needed quiet space. A couple of them even took off on their bikes to go fishing at a nearby pond arriving home at dusk. I was grateful for the peace and stillness that the day brought.
Friday and Saturday saw us catching up on school and picking up around the house. David had off so he was able to mark off quite a few items on his honey-do list.
This upcoming week is our finals week, our first semester will be complete (except for Miss Sarah who is waiting for her new glasses before taking exams.) Hard to believe that half of the year will be done!
Oh how the peace of a long break, reflecting on the season of Advent, sounds heavenly to me!
Prayer for the Advent wreath :
Lord, our God, we praise You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, for He is Emmanuel, the Hope of all people.
He is the Wisdom that teaches and guides us.
He is the Savior of us all.
let your blessing come upon us as we light the first (purple) candle of this wreath.
May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ's promise of salvation.
May He come quickly and not delay.
We ask this in His holy name. Amen.
Praying for you all that your Advent season may be filled with fruitful blessings!
~ Patty ~