December 01, 2010

the first day

December first...
An important day in the life of my children... a holiday all its own.
The day when they peel back a numbered door and begin counting down the days... til Christmas. 
And there is nothing like that first day, even though the joy continues for 23 more. 

This year, they each have their own.  I had debated about the Lego Advent calendar for Cam... but Richella convinced me.  There aren't too many more years... and she is right.  So Camden will build his way towards Christmas, loving every minute of it.
And Laura? 
Hers is extra special.  Made by... me.  Thank goodness I started early!  In each box she will find... a note from me, and a little trinket or piece of candy.  Just for fun.  And along the way, I hope she will dig into her bible and look up the verses I've hidden.

We will count down the days... we will light the candles and we will read.  Celebrating Advent soothes the waiting... cuts the suffering out of patience... and laces the days of December with joy.
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7 comments:

Corinne said...

I adore the one you did for Laura, so thoughtful! And the legos - too much fun :)

Colleen said...

What a beautiful post! And a beautiful idea with the advent calendars...
The last line of this post is so moving.
Have a blessed advent.

Graceful said...

You amaze me -- that advent calendar is incredible. What lucky kids to have a mama like you. Advent blessings to you!

Jen said...

Lovely! Enjoy your days until the Son is Born!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are such a great Mom.
I know they find the 'delight' in every day!!!

Richella said...

I LOVE this post!! I was here yesterday, and read this post at the right time (December 1)--but then life called me away and I got busy before I got a comment posted. But you can just imagine how much I loved reading this!

I hope Cam LOVES his calendar. I'm quite sure Laura will love hers--you are the BEST mother in the world.

Love you!

Kat said...

Oh my dear. My kids want that Lego Advent so bad they can hardly stand it. Let me know how it goes!