Advent Word/Day Six

I am never ready for Christmas Day to arrive, I am all about the anticipation and preparation and always want more time to see, bake, make, and do. But nothing could prepare our family for the Christmas of 2019 when, less prepared than we have ever been, we pulled together our usual Christmas Eve celebration a day early because of my dad’s chemo schedule. We had no idea going into that Christmas season weeks before that it would be his last. And losing him less than two months later was something we could never ever have been ready for.

Ready or not, life throws both wonderful and terrible things at us every day during this and every season. All we can do is appreciate the wonderful and make it through the terrible with faith in and love from God and others.

-Karri Temple Brackett
December 2, 2022

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