Whew! What a long day it has been!!
But good. We've been focusing on Advent in church these past few weeks, and today, we began to sing Christmas songs/carols. And to talk more as if the time has come. It was very exciting! And we were given these strips of cloth at the beginning of the season to carry around with us every day. I put mine on my purse. Well, today, we took them up to the altar area and laid them on top of the manger. I think during tomorrow's service, they will be transformed into swaddling clothes.
Well, I got chills from walking up there, seeing the manger and the strips! We've done it for the past couple of years that I've been going, but this has been the first Christmas season in years that I've been able to go every Sunday and really devote my full attention to anticipating Jesus.
So, I think it hit me harder than usual.
After church, we went to the natural foods store, to my mother's house for lunch and then, to the grocery store. By the time we got home, we were both worn out and I got to hang out with Whiny McWhiner until his bedtime!