The Angel's Candle
The Fourth Advent Candle
Was lit today for Afternoon Tea
We missed church this morning
and the lighting of the Advent candles there
For it was cancelled
because of the snow and ice!
But we still have our Advent tradition at home
The Christmas china, a Christmas cake plate found last year
And cookies from Saturday --
Currant gingerbread (for it makes a lot)
and dried cherry brown sugar shortbread stars.
Stars because it is the Angel's candle!
When the fourth candle is lit,
Christmas is almost here.
We've been baking and cleaning and wrapping
to get ready for Christmas
and the arrival of our grandgirl, Lucy and her parents
on Tuesday night
The last of the cookies --
the cutout ones, frosted because Daughter Sarah and I prefer them that way
still need to be baked as does the gingerbread men.
On Tuesday, I'll join Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday, and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday.