My advent word is prepare. Every time I thought about that word one memory kept coming to mind. When I was little my family would gather at my grandparents house for Christmas dinner. The women would be in the kitchen cooking all the food. The men would be watching sports. The children would be playing in the snow. When dinner was done we all gathered around the table, grampa would say a blessing, then we would eat.
I remember this the most because I wanted to be in the kitchen to help prepare the food but they would always say when your older you can help. Now that I'm older and preparing my own Christmas dinner I remember those days. I miss all the loved ones that have passed and are now preparing dinner with Christ. I think one day I will be there with them helping to prepare dinner with Christ one day when I'm older. Until then I will prepare.
~ Lea Foresta