Monday, November 30, 2009

The first sunday of advent

Yesterday was the first sunday of advent. For the first time in my life i did a Christmas wreath, or better an Advent wreath. I never heard about ( is it that clear i come from a scattered family isn't it ? ) but then searching for Christmas crafts i found some instructions. It said to light four candles, one for each sunday of the Advent. The three purple candles in the Advent wreath symbolize hope, peace, and love. These candles are lit on the first, second, and fourth Sundays of Advent. The pink candle symbolizes joy and is typically lit on the third Sunday.
Then on Christmas day we'll light a white candle, sybolizing the birth of Jesus. So yesterday, before dinner we lit the first candle and talked about Hope, and about the four gifts Jesus gave us, Hope,Peace,Joy and Love. And we talked about Jesus life for a while.

Then today after some table work ( math, grammar and history ) we started again working on our Christmas decorations and talks. Our advent calendar is almost done, we have 18 house ready, but well, since we need the toilet paper roll for the houses ... well it takes sometime lol
Then we are preparing another advent calendar with some Bible story about the birth of Jesus and we also prepared a paper nativity. And then we also prepared 4 Advent wreath to hang on the door of their rooms.

At work

Advent Calendar

Recycled Santa #1

Recycled Santa # 2

Ready for baby Jesus to be born

Leo and Gaia's wreath

Milla's and Seba's wreath

Don't you love the Christmas season ? Don't you love the story of the birth of baby Jesus ? Don't you love Mary's attitude ? The way she used to pray and give thank and just accept the will of the God ?
I know for sure that when i can keep in my mind and in my heart her attitude and try to let God work in my life at His time and pace, well extraordinary things happen for me as well in my little humble life.

May the Christmas spirit of Hope,Peace,Joy and Love be with each of you and in you, lovely people.



Pom Pom said...

Reading your fresh, noble words is like hearing a familiar and beloved melody. The Lord is very, very gracious unto us, isn't He? Flavia, you have a beautiful heart. Even though our childhoods may have been a bit scattered, our homes are good and true, built by the Master Builder.

MamaF said...

Pom Pom thank you so much, you're so kind and caring !

Sybille said...

È incredibile quanti lavori riuscite a fare! Complimenti a tutta la famiglia!
Ecco, qualcosa l'abbiamo fatto anche noi (calendario, corona, candele) ma devo ammettere che dopo un po' la passione per Natale mi passa.
Buon proseguimento!