Thinking Ahead to Advent

“Are you going to blog today?” he asked me.

“I hope so,” I said.

“You know…it’s been a week.”

(sigh)  Yes.  I know.


Last Wednesday, I took Sarah Reinhard’s booklet, Welcome Baby Jesus, to church to show the DRE.  It’s not too early to be thinking about Advent, and I recommend her Advent and Christmas Reflections for Families.  My family used it last year, in text form only, and I think Ligori did a great job with the artwork to make it as visually appealing as it is spiritually appealing.

I go to church on Wednesdays because Fritz has CCD on Wednesday evenings.  Fritz asked about the booklet, and I explained that Mrs. Reinhard, whom he has met more than once, wrote it.  She even signed my copy.  I feel very special.

“Wow.  I know someone who has written a book,” he said.  He’s even breathed the same air.

“I know several people who have written books,” I told him.  I’m not going to even start dropping names now for fear that I will leave somebody out.

Fritz seemed even more impressed.  That’s right, kid, I know people.

“In fact, I would like to write a book.  I have several ideas, but I don’t have any time.  I think I’ll put you all in school so I have all day long to sit and write.  Is that ok with you?”


“What?  Why not?  Shouldn’t I have personal fulfillment?  Shouldn’t I be allowed to pursue my dreams?”

“That’s what Saturdays and Sundays are for.”

(sigh)  Thwarted.  Stymied.  If only I didn’t need sleep.

3 thoughts on “Thinking Ahead to Advent

  1. I was just thinking today that husbands and kids get weekends, but not moms. Someday…right?

  2. I'll put my pre-order in for your book right now!

  3. *blush*

    Love you, sistah. And can't wait for YOUR book!!! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s