Advent is a challenging time to be prayerful and meditative.Sometimes as I said in my Catholic Mom post, its creeping commercialism which invades our homes, but sometimes its more serious matters
I spent last week bedridden with back spasms, but thanks to having set the stage in former years, my teens know the drill. They played St Nicholas for Christina, bought my Advent candles (white this year), set up the manger, and the Jesse Tree. When I was able to get out of bed, Advent was already in progress. The gift I have been giving my children in a holy Advent is beginning to produce returns. Thank you, Baby Jesus!