Lately that “Oh, yeah” feeling has been happening often. The fog of new-momma brain is partly to blame. But even before my little girl arrived, my life seemed to be happening in fast forward.
It’s been too easy to forget things that were once all-consuming. In those first few weeks of my pregnancy, I must have tried every trick the mommy blogs touted for overcoming morning sickness. Today it’s barely a memory. Who knows what I will have forgotten by this time next year?
The seasons of Advent and Christmas give us an opportunity to slow down and refocus, to stop our-selves from becoming swept up in our own lives, and to say “Oh, yeah” to the story that brings real meaning to our existence: the story of the birth of Jesus. May we use this Christmas season to live more boldly, to live the kind of lives that will be difficult to forget.
This message is an excerpt from “An ‘Oh, Yeah’ Advent” by Sarah Carson in the December 2017 issue of Gather magazine.
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