Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Night before Advent

The Night Before Advent

New pajamas soft and pretty
Nativity storybooks sweet and quiet
Remembering together what Advent is and why it's special
Cocoa with marshmallows and sprinkles warm and cozy
Advent readings ready for reading
G.K. Chesterton's  "A Christmas Carol" calm and bright:

The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap
His hair was like a light,
(O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary's breast
His hair was like a star,
(O stern and cunning are the kings
But here the true hearts are.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart
His hair was like a fire,
(O weary, weary is the world
But here the world's desire.)

The Christ-child stood at Mary's knee,
His hair was like a crown
And all the flowers looked up at him
And all the stars looked down.

(For those who are wondering, the sale of our house still hasn't closed.  Needless to say, we're frustrated and exhausted from the crazy up and down of the last 90 days since we received the offer but hopefully the end is very very near. We can't wait to keep moving ahead on arranging for our new home!)


  1. Aw Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear your house still hasn't closed! We are in a somewhat similar place of "waiting for home" and even though it just plain sucks sometimes, I also think it's appropriate in some ways during the advent season to feel this waiting, this longing, this ache for home. At least that's the silver lining I'm looking for. :) I know it sounds strange but God has brought you to mind a few times and I have been praying for your family in this journey and will continue to pray. Carry on, sister!

  2. good golly! what is wrong with the banks???? I would be quite angry.