Arrived!

The new family

The new family

 

The Baby

The Baby

Tall Joseph, his journey done

Tall Joseph, his journey finished

The flock (and Jonah's whale)

The flock (and Jonah’s whale)

The angels, all of them

The angels, all of them

The joyous, protective frog

The joyous, protective frog

The proud mother, author of the Magnificat: "God has scattered the proud in their conceit casting down the mighty from their thrones and lifting up the lowly"

The proud mother, author of the Magnificat: “God has scattered the proud in their conceit casting down the mighty from their thrones
and lifting up the lowly”

                                            MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

The Last Day of Advent

She began the journey on her own (don’t we all?)

Mary on the concrete bench

Mary on the concrete bench

and knelt in awe of what was to come

Kneeling in expectancy

kneeling in expectancy

before forging on

the responsibility of being chosen

the responsibility of being chosen

only to have Joseph joyfully join her journey

the mantle of companionship

the mantle of companionship

when they were promptly overtaken by the world

Mary and Tall Joseph

Mary and Tall Joseph

and taken to New Orleans

Mary and Tall Joseph ride in a box to New Orleans

Mary and Tall Joseph ride in a box to New Orleans

where they set out again

the New Orleans leg

the New Orleans leg

traveling through the early morning light

dawn travelers

dawn travelers

only to once again get lost in the weeds

the journey is hardest towards the end

the journey is hardest towards the end

before getting back on track

is the worst behind them?

is the worst behind them?

and within shouting distance of the end where it will begin

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TOMORROW: ARRIVAL

* thanks again to Sybil MacBeth and The Season of the Nativity: Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Extremist for this idea—the implementation is my own

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