seven years ago–early in the morning, after a day’s long labor–i became a mother to that smiling girl up there. she was born pink and howling into my hands in the birth pool in the kitchen. during those early days, it was like having a wild animal in the house. she was lovely and fine but there was a hint of danger and the unpredictable. that’s still how it feels sometimes!
to celebrate my girl, and the halfway mark of the keeping Advent series, i’d like to give you a copy of To Dance with God by Gertrud Mueller Nelson. more than any other book this one has helped cast a vision of what celebrating the feasts and fasts of the Church year can mean within our family. and i’d like you to share that same sense of vision too!
but wait there’s more! there will be a runner-up prize too: six holy cards from the Faith Keepers Holy Card set to help you begin to celebrate right away. additionally, both winners will receive the Christmas edition of my zine fieldwork.
to enter please leave a comment telling about your favorite Advent tradition or ask a lingering question you might have about the celebrations i’ve described. i’ll announce the winner on our last day together, October 31. comments will be open between now and then, so pass the word along!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!