The last couple weeks of school is always a busy time. Especially during the Advent season. There are finals, band concerts, kid breakfasts, and other things. My husband is finishing up his class today and the two oldest boys are studying for finals.
The kids made ornaments last night that will go on our tree on Christmas Eve. We decided this year to put the tree up on Christmas Eve. I read on another Catholic blog that was old tradition, so we are trying it this year. I’m hoping that the kids can make all the ornaments for the tree. It would be a very special tree with all children’s ornaments.
Next week will be a week of baking, concerts, and parties.
In all the hustle and bustle of the season, we need to remember why we have this Advent season in the first place. It took me a long time to come to terms with this. We have grown as a family and as Catholics a lot this year, especially since we started homeschooling. As I mentioned before, our kids are a lot closer to each other, as are we to each other and to our kids. We are spending more time together not just during school hours, but after school also. We focus more time on praying together and learning about God. We always prayed, but never focused much time outside of Church or nighttime prayers. Now we try to incorporate everything we do through Christ. Sometimes it’s very difficult to do this, we are just like any other person. But we are trying to make a conscious effort to do better.
so for this Advent season, take a little extra time to focus on the important things. Take extra care in preparing for the coming of our Savior.
have a wonderful weekend. God bless.