Waiting. With Anticipation. – Day 8 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Waiting. With Anticipation.

Each day, children wait
to open the presents under the tree.
Cradling pacakges,
they check them for size and shape,
weight and balance.
Shaking them to discover
if they make a sound.
Breathless, trembling,
they anticipate opening day.
Filled with awe and wonder.

Each day, we wait
to find the gifts He’s left behind.
Cradling His love letter,
We whisper words of praise,
singing songs of delight.
We search for unexpected
objects of beauty
in places so obvious
That they aren’t noticed anymore.
Breathless, trembling
We are filled with awe and wonder.

Giving thanks today with Ann:

84. Snow, a Christmas miracle.

85. Grown up daughter baking Christmas cookies while listening to music that I haven’t asked to listen to…someday I’ll miss this…

86. Nutella and pretzels.

87. Seeing daughter bring the house down in Christmas production.

88. Looking at the beautiful stage my son helped design for the production at church.

89. Going out to eat with two of my favorite guys…

90. Cutest present under the tree.

Congratulations to Jennifer at To Tell You The Truth for winning the angel photo prompt!

I know that this week will be busy for all of us, so I’ve decided to post the week’s photo prompts:
Monday – A Gift
Tuesday – Salvation Army Bellringer
Wednesday – Advent Calendar
Thursday – Snowflake
Friday – Nativity

The linkup will be from now through Friday. I will go through the posts and gather the pics for the correct days. Thanks so much for your participation, this has been fun! Link up your post featuring a photo with a theme listed above. Include my blog button, and visit other “hunt” blogs. Stop by tomorrow to vote for your favorite “gift” picture. Have fun! (Blog links must be provided before 7:00 AM CST, in order to be voted on 🙂 ) I have no idea why the number of links doesn’t update…There are participants!

There were no entries for the outdoor lights photo contest.

and with dearest Michelle:

32 thoughts on “Waiting. With Anticipation. – Day 8 Photo Scavenger Hunt

  1. this is beautiful…I love…find the gifts He left behind…a lifetime journey…wow…it looks like a big production your daughter was a part of…you should be proud…

  2. I got so used to waiting until Christmas Eve to wrap when the boys were small that every year I forget I can do this thing–have presents under the tree before Christmas! Not this year, though. It’s been fun to watch them nose around the packages. A new thing for us. My post is called “Be the Gift” today, but I don’t know if the photo is the best for your linky. I’ll try to take a pic of a more appropriate gift this week and stop back by. Have a wonderful monday!

  3. #90 – Indeed, a truly beautiful Christmas present! I never got a dog for Christmas, but I did get one as a wedding present. Not to insult our other gifts, but Red Dwarf (the Border Collie) was our best wedding gift we could have received! 😀
    Here’s hoping for a calm week for you, as “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” so quickly approaches!

  4. I loved reading your list of blessings for which you are thankful. I would have loved to be in the audience listening to your daughter. 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

    Blessings and love,

  5. Many things to be thankful for. I chuckled at the music you didn’t ask for, smiled really big imagining your heart about to burst during the Christmas production, and drooled over the nachos. (?) These things bring much Merry to Christmas.

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