Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014's version of Advent begins

Precious and such a happy and good boy - we are loving getting to know our new grandsons from 2014!  Soon we will be able to hold and snuggle our newest grandson, Romeo!  I am adding to the bunch 1 year old Luke as he has filled 2014 with his sweetness and so many hugs!
Luke and Rose jumping in the crib... Life is filled with all that is new and wonderful for the little ones.

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!
Dear Lord, go with me this day and help me to be a good servant.  May I hold that seed of excitement within me as I look to the LIGHT that is coming into the world.  Not only with the coming of Christmas and your birth, but also with the promise that we are to be always ready for when you come again.  May we always carry your LIGHT within and share it with all we meet.  Most especially those closest to us in our domestic Church/family.  Jesus, we trust in YOU.  Amen and Hallelujah
Bless-bless, Barbara Luke

1 comment:

  1. Hello sister in the Lord. I am so privileged to know you and your family through your profile on the blogger and the blog "Family Soul Story-Choose Life" and the post on it. I am blessed to stop by your blog post and see those beautiful pictures of your family. After hearing about John's cancer while reading I was strongly moved to pray for him. Nothing is impossible to the Lord. Please be assured of my prayers for him and your family.I am a strenger from Mumbai, India but I am so privileged to come across your profile and blog. I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 35yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai on a short/ long term missions trip to work with us in the slums of Mumbai during their vacation time. We would love to have your grown up children come with thrie freinds to work with us. Though I belong to Protestant church but I do not let this come as a barrier in working together to bring healing to the broken heated. I am a great admirer of Mother Terresa who said "This is the meaning of true love to give unitl it hurts". Through your family Soul Story one comes to know how strong you and your family members are in choosing life. God willing I am coming to States in the month of May/ June 2015 and will be so happy to visit your family and farm and specially John for whom I have decided to pray for. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. I will love to get connected with you and your family. Pat must be very busy man working in the farm. God's richest blessings on you and your family. Looking forward to hear from you.