For those of us in the Christian tradition, advent is a time of watching and waiting. Life at Family Promise is full of watching and waiting. In the past two weeks we watched two families move into new homes for which they had been waiting. When a lease is offered, our families are asked to make a wish list for their new home. Then we “shop” for items among the many donated items we keep just for such occasions. Sheets, towels, pots and pans may seem boring to most, but when you are regaining independence such things bring great joy.  As we said goodbye to two families, two more joined us; both two parent families each with one boy and one girl.  As thus the cycle begins again. We will watch and wait with each of our family until that day comes. And, what a joyous occasion it will be!

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