Article by Theresa Kiser
Patiently Waiting: Experiencing Pregnancy Through Advent
“I had never so much understood the waiting of Advent until the due date for my baby boy started rapidly approaching. My belly was huge; I could barely put on socks. So excited to feel any contractions that may indicate the start of labor, I had trouble falling asleep. Our bags were by the door, just as the expectant Israelites kept their sandals on and staffs ready for travel.
In Advent, we look forward to the birth of God-made-flesh. I, too, awaited a child. But the similarities felt deeper than that, and the experience pulled me headlong into the meaning of this liturgical…” Read more
What is your attitude of waiting this Advent season?
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About Theresa Kiser
I’m Theresa Kiser, speaker and award-winning children’s book author of the picture books Arthur the Clumsy Altar Server (OSV, Coming Spring 2022), Seven Gifts of Baptism (Holy Heroes, coming 2022), and Liturgical Colors (Holy Heroes, 2019), as well as the fantasy adventure series The Manakor Chronicles. On a rare moment when I’m not writing or changing diapers, I might indulge in fruity teas, dark chocolate, and a good book.
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This advent season is one of patience. For me, waiting is a practice every day. The goal is to simultaneously wait, while hoping in the future,and at the same time reveling in the beauty of each and every now.