It’s on backorder. That’s where!
I just found this out minutes ago, and I don’t know what to do. I know I was late in ordering it, but I had no idea it was on backorder until I called to inquire. The company has no idea when it will arrive.
So, I have to decide what to do …
a) Run out and find something else. Tonight! And if I do this, should I go ahead and keep the one I ordered, which is the one I really want?
b) While waiting for it to arrive, try and salvage my old, make-shift Advent wreath with the pillars that don’t quite glow anymore. This also includes finding greenery in my yard to decorate it a bit.
c) Wait and not really have a wreath until it arrives, whenever that is.
d) Open to other suggestions.
I am so disappointed that our Advent isn’t starting out the way I planned. Maybe it’s my fault, though, that I didn’t actually execute all the plans and ideas that were floating around in my head on time. I just couldn’t get past Thanksgiving. And bam! Now it’s Advent, and I feel behind.
Of course I remember that I really don’t want Advent to be stressful and filled with lots of activities to make me feel overwhelmed. But I didn’t think that included the Advent wreath tradition!
Come, Lord Jesus. And use this as an opportunity for me to grow. Grow in my faith. Grow in simplicity and the ability to let go. Grow closer to You right where I am. Amen.