Monday, November 30, 2009


Yesterday marked the official beginning of the Advent season.  This is the time of the year where Christians reflect on the first coming of Jesus Christ.  There are 4 weeks of Advent.  In our church they are represented by Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.

As a child we had an advent calendar but I didn't really know what Advent meant.  I want to start a tradition with Luke so that he actually understands WHY we count down to Christmas.

Tim and I discussed that we really like the idea of 25 Days of Giving to celebrate Advent.  Since Luke is a newborn and we're pretty tired/stressed with Chrissy, Carolynn, and Tony living here, we decided we won't do an activity EACH day this year, but start that tradition next year.  This year we're going to do one activity each week.

We haven't decided on our activities other than to say that we will use the theme of the week as our guide.  I think a newborn baby is a GREAT way to represent hope in our lives.  So, our "giving" will probably include Luke's hand prints/footprints and a picture in some way.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

It is so important to not stress out about the 25 Days of Giving so I'm glad you are just doing what you can!