Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday comments by a Working Mom: Enjoying The Advent Season

The First Day of Advent
 

One of my greatest thrills has been seeing the world through my daughter’s eyes. Through her eyes, everything is new. Everything is fresh. And everything is marvelous. 

This season, one of my greatest pleasures has been seeing the joy she has taken in the Christmas seasonHer Tante Ann, one of Santa’s elves who is hiding in plain sight, has been kind enough to share the tradition of the Advent calendar. Every day since December 1st my daughter has received a present, and as the photos show, she has really embraced this tradition! (Tante Ann is also the person responsible for introducing my daughter to Christmas Crafts by making candy houses, which is great because her mama doesn't have one crafty bone in her body! (See Christmas Craft By a Mom Who is Not Crafty)
Opening an Advent present
It's midnight, which means that it is officially Christmas, which is the last day of the tradition.  We're looking forward to Christmas, but are sorry to see the end of this fun tradition. 

Opening another Advent present
Still, I believe that this tradition will be the gift that this tradition will be the gift that keeps on giving. I am certain that the joy of Advent will bring smiles to our faces  the entire year through!

The joy of expectancy!




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