a blessed advent

Author: angiem, 12 02nd, 2012

The Advent season has begun, and this is my favorite time of the year.  Our little family of four is big on rituals and festivals. This is a time of cozy fireside chats and rainy day board games, of starry evenings filled with music and lazy days of books, of intimate coffee dates with friends and parties into the wee hours of the morning, of sledding down snowy slopes and the making of homemade apple cider.

But this is also a time when the focus is inward. In the stillness of the house at midday when the children are in school, or in those early hours of the morning, when I’m the only one awake, this is the season when I peer into the deepest, most shadowy corners of my heart.

Wishing you all, my dear friends, a blessed Advent season. A time of joy, a time of peace, a time of love, a time of connecting to your true self, a time of allowing your light to shine into this dark and dreary world, a time for you to become the highest, best possible version of you. Happy Holidays!


14 Responses to “a blessed advent”

  1. Jessica Nelson Says:

    Thank you for the beautiful blessing! May it come back to you a hundred times. ;-)

  2. Ava Says:

    Hi Angie, it feels like forever since I last was here!! As slways great food for thought. Miss, miss your posts!! I hope that you are still writing. Love always, Ava.

  3. Gina Says:

    I love your pics and your blessings. We’ve never celebrated advent as children it was only Christmas and new years. I will think about from this day on what greatness will I allow to be born in me. That line of all is my favorite. It got me to thinking. It’s time that I allow the love of Christ back into my heart and into my life. I’m ready to give up on all the fear and hatred I clung to and allow the greatness of God’s love his son to light out from me. Thanks Angie. God bless you!!!

  4. Ruth Says:

    Thank you Angie, for such beautiful words. I was feeling down and gloomy but these words are bringing light into my mind and helping me to refocus. Best wishes to you and your loved ones during this advent season!

  5. Victoria Says:

    I cherish those early mornings when the house is still and I can sit by myself, plan, think, just sit. Enjoy your peaceful moments by yourself, and relish in all the love of closeness of your family this December. x

  6. angiem Says:

    Jessica, thank you!
    Ava, I wish I had more time to both write and blog. But since my free time’s limited at the moment, I spend the majority of it writing.
    Gina, thank you!
    Ruth, thank you my dear. Wish we could see you two for the holidays. We miss you!
    Victoria, I never thought I’d crave quiet moments as much as I do. I feel guilty to admit to it.

  7. pamela Says:

    I wish the same for you, dear!

  8. Helen Says:

    This is just what I needed to read today. The holidays haven’t been joyful nor peaceful in a long time. I’m always rushing from one thing to another like there’s no tomorrow. Your right the season is about hope and rebirth. Thank you!

  9. Susan deborah Says:

    Dear Angie:

    This season is one of my favourites too. The weather, the message, the time with family and other stuff is pure joy.

    I wish you a lovely season filled with joy and cheer.

    Joy always,

  10. Jena Says:

    I was in traffic last night. It took 45 minutes to get to the mall which is just normally 5 minutes away. I thought of you and that this would never happen to you because you get your christmas shopping out of the way early. I tell myself to do that every December. When the next Christmas season comes along I already forget. Lol!

  11. audrey Says:

    Ooo Merry Christmas dear You! I’m so often thinking of you and your kindness and fine writing!

  12. Autumn Says:

    Hi Angie! It’s been such a long time, but I just wanted to pop in and wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope that you and your family have been well! xoxo :)

  13. Joyce Says:

    Beautifully written my friend. I hope you had a peaceful Christmas and may 2013 be golden. xo

  14. angiem Says:

    Pamela, thank you!
    Helen, thanks for visiting! :)
    Susan Deborah, thanks for the warm wishes, my friend.
    Jena, well somehow it did happen this year. December just snuck up on me without my realizing it.
    Audrey, you are so sweet. Thank you. :)
    Autumn, I have been thinking about you in the last several weeks, wondering how you’ve been.
    Joyce, thanks. I had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year to you! :)

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