Last night we started our advent devotional. I had a hard time choosing one, so we ended up with two! One is very simple and I thought it was perfect for the stage we’re in with 3 littles. Last night we read:
God sent the angel Gabriel to a town called Nazareth. There, he gave a message to Mary, a pure, unmarried young girl. “Greetings, Mary! God has chosen you! You are going to have a baby boy named Jesus. He is God’s only Son!” Luke 1:26-32
The activity was to draw a picture of an angel for our Christmas tree. I said that Daddy would draw the angel and we all could color it together. As my husband drew an angel, the children gathered around him close to watch him draw. I sat and watched them and tears welled up in my eyes. I wanted to run and get my camera, but I didn’t want to miss a moment, so I stared long and hard, burning the image in my mind so no photograph was needed.
We all know that this season brings about a lot of rushing around and business. It gets hectic, crazy and exhausting. Let’s make a conscience decision to not miss a moment by being fully present – even without camera in hand!
Have a great weekend!
See you back here Monday for Intentional Family Traditions