While the windows shake and rattle, the wind blows down the chimney, and I try not to think about our sweet little cottage being swept up in the storm outside ( in a Dorothy and Kansas way.......I wonder if I'll see my naughty neighbour riding frantically in the wind on her bike???! )....
I wanted to share with you a little village tradition.
A Posada to be precise.
Each year, at the beginning of December, the local church sends a Mary, donkey and Joseph statue off on their way. They spend a night at each house ( that wishes to take part )....and on Christmas eve, the last family bring the figures to the service, where they are placed in the cattle shed, with all the other figures in turn.
This afternoon, some pals delivered the Posada to us, in it's wicker basket, complete with special prayer.
So sweet, so cute. The bumblebee's really enjoy this little ritual we have stumbled upon.
So we say our prayer, and off to bed they hop. Because, my goodness, it's going to be a busy last week of school for them, and my lovely sleeping beauties need their sleep.
A prayer to welcome figures into our home.
Eternal God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You are always present in our home, unseen and often not acknowledged.
help us to experience the joy of looking forward this Advent, and make it a time of new beginnings. We welcome these figures from the nativity and pray that you will bless this house and all who live here.
You you have any traditions where you live? x