I am very excited for this to be the first Sunday of Advent. My advent wreath will have to be found tomorrow morning as I am off to work today. Although this is my 43rd Advent since becoming Catholic in 1971 at Christmas midnight mass at the Cenacle convent, each one has been one of great preparation and longing for the coming of my Lord more and more fully into my LIFE. Advent never grows old and worn out! It just is the filled with so much reflection and longing for the LIGHT to come into the world of darkness.
To share 2014 with 3 new grandsons is so amazing! They are just blossoming as they are surrounded by so much love and care. The way our family is growing in size with new ones and as the little ones grow a year older. We all say around here that the gifts and excitement is for the little ones... I could care less about getting the gifts! For me the gathering together to share our time and the LOVE of Jesus and His Bride, The Church, is all I want!