Each year we have a fresh Advent wreath. John was always the one to fashion it using fresh cut branches from the pine trees that grow on our property. Some years we even made our own candles. This year, with John gone, everything came up so fast that I was lucky to fine the candles in time. I was wondering what I was going to do about the wreath when my daughter came in with her own creation, one she had fashioned from natural branches and berries she had found in the woods. Thank God not only for the gift of Yourself at Christmas, but for the gift of your never ending creative joy in these children.