Joy and Suffering: A Call to Action
By Allison Ash
My 11-month old daughter will be celebrating her first Christmas this year. This advent season, I am beginning to understand what I have heard other parents say for years: when you have a child, you experience childhood excitement all over again. Getting a Christmas tree… decorating the house… I’m actually EXCITED again when I see Santa in a shopping mall. My joy is deep and fulfilling as I’m watching my daughter grow every day and experience these exciting things of life that are brand new to her.