As much as I need this Advent season to focus my heart on the arrival of the God-child, I am sad to see November go. A month of intentionally giving thanks, of seeing Him in splendor more glorious than even the most beautiful autumn hues. Some of those sights are recorded here for all to see. Some, highly treasured, are written only on my heart.
And then there are these:
~the first playing of the Ave Maria
~a sweet sister in Christ, returning from China with big smiles and bright eyes bearing witness to His work
~God's gracious, incredibly generous provision
~my dear husband's words that woo and soothe my savage heart
~time alone with my closest friend, celebrating her life and just how much it means to my own
~my daughter's wisdom, knowing what I need when I don't even know it myself
~unpacking treasures from the attic. Among them, a stocking crocheted by my grandmother, a nativity painted by my mom, and the angel that sat atop our family's tree each year until it was passed down to me.
November is coming to an end, but a thankful heart never stops looking for the One who provides us with every good gift. He is all around us, waiting to be found.