Advent means to wait
This is not an easy lesson. As my dear husband preached in his sermon this morning, we Americans are particularly impatient. He mentioned the Old Testament saints, Abraham and Sarah, who had to wait 25 years for God to fulfill His promise for a son. That's why Advent is good. We need to learn to wait on God.
For those of us moms who get everything ready for Christmas, Advent is also a time to shop, prepare, mail packages, and do everything else that it takes to get families ready for Christmas. So, I've been busy preparing, and also waiting.