updated: and so, if you wish to view this in movie form, here you go:
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here we are, waiting and preparing for christmas.
it’s not always tidy or friendly, but it is colorful and real.
and not for a moment should we take anything for granted.
the novelty of a netflix fake fireplace wired to our tv didn’t go without commentary on the abundance it signifies.
we remain immensely grateful for our community big and small.
we’ve walked in the dark with flashlights and played homemade games. we’ve fought with each other and yelled things we shouldn’t have.
we’ve been graced with gifts, some intentional and some of the white elephant sort.
our advent boxes are opening one by one. a favorite has been the “sunday sodas” where we share a few bottles of old timey sodas. simple joys.
we’re making things and eating things and most of us have burns on our fingers from the glue guns.
we had our church christmas program and our last sunday school of 2011. i’m eager for pictures…since i didn’t even get one taken.
i did a run of preschool christmas programs which were as sweet as the sweet children involved.
and we move into a couple of days of waiting with not much to do remaining deeply grateful for the promises of joy.