Sunday, December 05, 2004

Countdown to Christmas

We have a beautiful Advent calendar this year; it is an icon of the Mother of God of Tenderness, with twenty-four windows forming the frame of the icon.
Behind each window is a snippet from the Magnificat, which gives D3 and I something fresh to talk about each day :-)

The two young ones also have a chocolate Advent Calendar each, which has a Nativity Scene.
True to form, Abby has ripped hers to shreds and devoured the chocolates already, but D3 is rather more disciplined at the age of six and half, and opens hers daily.
I have to say, I wish I were that disciplined !

Patience is **not** one of my virtues, as any member of my family will affirm.
Which brings to mind a little rhyme which I have sung with all my children...
"Patience is a virtue,
Virtue is a grace,
Grace is a little girl who doesn`t wash her face!"

They may not understand it, but it always makes them smile :-))
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