It wasn't that long ago that I was saying to people "Joseph comes home in 100 days". Now we are down 19! Thanksgiving was strange without him home. I'm thinking next year Joseph will come home for Thanksgiving!
This morning at church we celebrated the first Sunday of Advent. For four weeks we light candles in anticipation of Christmas and the celebration of the Incarnation of our Lord. This morning, however, the Advents readers lit all four candles AND the Christ Candle. I could hear whisperings of surprise and disapproval throughout the congregation. I kinda inwardly chuckled... after all, Christ has already come! On the other hand, I'm eager for the days and weeks to hurry up so Joseph can come home and we will be all together again. Go ahead, light 'em all!
We began our own Advent reading tonight and will continue every night from now until Christmas with the last reading on Christmas morning. 19 more readings until Joseph comes. Let the anticipation begin... continue!