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This Christmas I received a gift early. My wish was to wear matching shoes again. My fractured foot had finally healed. After 10 1/2 months in a camwalker boot I felt ready to ask Santa for this present. Well, the shoes are matching, but they are white athletic shoes, very comfortable but not quite the stylish ones I envisioned. I still have weeks of learning to walk again, but this season, I am also learning to wait. I think that’s what Advent is all about anyway; waiting in hope, love, joy, and peace for our Savior. I hope Jesus doesn’t mind that I’m also waiting for a different pair of matching shoes, size 11.  I have big dreams and big feet to follow Christ.