Every year, I look for ways to slow down during the Advent season.
There always seems to be so much to do. It can be hard to prioritize.
Well this year, our Advent has slowed WAY down.
Thank you very much, stomach flu.
Nothing puts the Christmas craze on hold like the stomach flu.
No one wants to bake Christmas cookies when there is vomit going around.
No one ventures out to shop with all the piles of laundry to be done.
No one notices that the ornaments aren't on the tree yet.
Did I mention that our tree has been up for 2 weeks?
Instead, we've had lots of time for Christmas stories.
We have spent lots of time snuggling.
We've been lighting our Advent candles,
reading our Jesse Tree stories,
and going to bed early.
We've been praying for each other and praying for others who don't feel well.
When we feel better, we'll really be ready to decorate, celebrate, and take on the season.
Let's just say there is a silver lining to every stormy cloud.