I often hear the question “are you ready for Christmas?”
children count down the days – they are ready!
no child, yet I am always ready
getting the house into her Christmas dress
filling rooms with music
the adventure of Advent
shopping, wrapping, baking
singing, ringing, praying
all done? No, of course – no.
but am I ready for Christmas?
mystery and magic say yes
and I learned a long time ago
Christmas comes whether I am ready or not
– taken from my journal in 2010.