Thursday, December 03, 2009

A Change of Seasons

Goodbye to Fall. We welcome Advent.

For many years now, we've marked the start of Advent by hanging Christmas ornaments on the bedroom doors. I try to find ornaments that underscore the anticipatory nature of Advent. We have hung trumpets, herald angels, stars, or simple words such as this.

For two of the past four years, I have spent Advent riding the highs and lows of early pregnancy. After enduring many miscarriages, hanging the word "hope" while pondering the birth of Jesus has been especially meaningful to my family.

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