IMG_4496Advent Devotions for Moms

Second and third trimester are missing chronologically  in the nativity story.

I wanted to honor Mary’s missing months of growth (physical, spiritual, emotional, mental) through words leading to personal interpretation.

Let each word remind you of your own story (stories) while transporting you to the unsung verses of the nativity story. Read them slowly, mindfully, prayerfully, with respect for all who have carried life, or received it as a mother who adopted, or as a mother who received life through step children.¬† They all came from this story. Let’s honor this journey as that of our children (and us!) as well.

 clothes stretching

sickness easing

energy returning

tears for no reason

life resumes but temporarily

questions

“When are you due?”

“What will you do about _____?” (insert fear, worry, thing you never even thought of yet)

mystery

new stretch marks

new pains

new normal

laughter

fear

confidence

more new clothes

sleepless nights

cravings

more mystery

waiting

kicking

questions

dreams

mood swings

erratic prayers

succumbing to motherhood

duty

privilege

more cravings

surrender

5 times great grandmothers

Love

waiting

insomnia

claiming lineage

burping

more tears

more waiting but with less patience

longing to release

protecting

breathing life

mystery

God with us

In Joy, Vikki

Advent Devotions for Moms