a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas¨. As I look around, and lights are popping up before windows in houses, I suddenly understand why this time before Christmas makes me excited. Maybe even more than Christmas itself. It´s the hope that Advent creates. The longing for.. the preparing part! It could be for that one moment, as my mothers says, where everyone eats together around a decorated table. I think it is the hoping part, after a year full of turbulence or maybe a year full of loneliness, to grow towards...hope?
There I go again.. was not planning to write this. Now it will be a long entry, once again :)
My little boy, this morning in his pajamas, with a good sweater and warm socks. While the snow outside is cold, waiting for him to come outside and play. He is inside reading a book with a sniffly nose.