Happy feast of the Immaculate Conception! Are you finding the logistics of getting everyone to Mass a bit tricky? We are too, but it’s always worth it.
So we set up our tree last night, my husband and I, after the kids had gone to bed. I think it’s beautiful before it’s trimmed; in truth, I prefer it, but that’s just me.
When my 5-year-old came downstairs for breakfast, I was waiting with a smile. “What do you think of our Christmas tree?”
“That’s not a Christmas tree,” he remarked. “That’s a pine tree with lights.”
Here is a beautiful Advent poem by one of my favorite authors, Wendell Berry:
The Incarnate Word is with us,
is still speaking, is present
always, yet leaves no sign
but everything that is.
Happy 2nd week of Advent. ♥