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Entering Into The Thin Place

Entering into the Thin Place: The best Advent resources for your family

It didn’t take me long to realize that the wait is better. December 26th would hit, and so would the let-down. I had waited all year for that one day, expecting it to be the best day ever! and it would already be over. I had another 365 days to wait for the next best day ever!

I couldn’t keep expecting joy only on that one day each year. I needed more of it. Something had to change.

That’s when I realized that living in anticipation of that day could be wonderful. It is the difference between experiencing Christmas day and experiencing the Christmas season. It is small little joy-filled experiences as we anticipate everything we’ve been waiting for: Santa Claus parades; decorating a Christmas tree; watching neighbourhoods light up with twinkling Christmas lights; quietly sipping tea in front of the lit tree, wrapped in a blanket; Christmas carols; holiday baking; opening a little cardboard door every day; choosing the perfect gift for someone you love…

Advent is the choice to look and see the small, beautiful lights amidst the dark night while we wait for the morning to come.


Advent is the choice to look and see the small, beautiful lights amidst the dark night while we wait for the morning to come.

About Laura O'Rourke

I’m Laura. Wife to Dan. Mama to Cameron and Gavin. Blogger. Photographer. I’ve been declared “baby crazy” by my husband. I’ve been blogging since 2003 when I was a teenager. My first blog post ever begged forgiveness for all the future blog posts that would follow. Consider that still in effect. I met my husband through blogging, I planned a wedding while blogging, and we tweeted the births of both of our sons. Consider this my memoir, my legacy, my letter to my children and my hand reaching out to other Moms. I love being a wife. I love being a Mom. I love blogging. And I can’t wait to meet you.

 

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