Many years ago, when we exchanged names at work, Susie picked mine and I received one of the most precious gifts ever. Beautifully hand sketched and scripted inside each letter of Merry Christmas was the story of the Annunciation.
Every year I would hang it across our kitchen window over the Holiday Season and every year I would carefully fold it up and tuck it away.
Last year, I had tucked it somewhere and it was nowhere to be found. It broke my heart. 💔
This year, on the first Day of Advent, I decided to pull out my Advent Calendar to hang (just for the fun of it), and guess what was tucked inside Day 1? Susie’s gift! I was just thrilled.
I also found the 24 Days of my Advent writings. I felt inspired to fill up the rest of the pockets. But I don’t know. Maybe not.
Last time, it went well until about Day 8. Then I became a monster. You know, the pressure of coming up with something each day and all. Todd said he wants nothing to do with it. But it’s all done! 🗓️ Ha! Hmm…
Advent Reflections Day 1
What was lost and precious to you, Deb, was found. God is so good!
Thank you for sharing God’s goodness with me Apostle Gabriel. You are always offering treasures! ❤️
You are welcome, Deb!
Coming up with 24 ideas is a challenge! I remember making my mother advent calendars for her November birthday when I was a kid. Glad you found your special gift. ♥️
Annie, do you still have any of those calendars? Now those were treasures for sure! ❤️
Beautiful and inspiring, Deb. Love the ideas and will try to use some myself! love you
Wonderful Gillian! It can keep us connected!❤️❤️
We are having upstairs carpets replaced and one of the rooms is my office so much is already in totes but it is a strange feeling not remembering which tote is which. My bedroom and office is first so we have boxes and totes to the ceiling in Karrie’s bedroom.
Who knows what you’ll find when you unpack, John! 🤣🙆🏻❤️
You received your gift twice! I love it when I-thought-it-was-gone-forever items turn up again. Downright thrilling–especially when it’s something as precious as your Merry Christmas swag!
Nancy, I love that! We receive a gift twice! You always have the best way of saying things.❤️