My Sandwich Generation family loves the Willow Tree indoor Christmas nativity sets with lovely figurines dec 4

Advent Devotionals for Sandwich Generation Families from Seniors On Down to Their Grand Kids – Part 2

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Merry Christmas and Advent Blessings to you all! Holiday blog party fun is in full swing this week! A special welcome to Denise Brown and Caregiving.Com with their lovely Holiday Progressive Blog Party. It’s such a blessing to so many of us in the Sandwich Generation to be able to enjoy all these delightful gatherings right from our own home, isn’t it?

So pull up a comfy chair, grab a lovely cup of tea, and enjoy some special Christmas and Advent praise and worship music, as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. Which tea cup am I using? Well, I have some delightful vintage ones from my grandparents as well as some special and newer ones I enjoyed selecting over the years – but currently, they’re all in storage. I left them there in order to join forces with grandkids and senior mom due to various family health needs in both the senior and the junior generations. That’s often one of the “joys” of the Sandwich Generation – having to put things away in storage to move due to caregiving needs. Or perhaps senior parents have moved in with you, which can also require weeding out and storing away special, but rarely used items. And that’s OK! Because, for  me – and I know tis true for so many of you, those hugs and cuddles from the grandkids and the sweet smiles and thank yous from our senior parents or other beloved relatives make it all worthwhile.

The Sandwich Generation issues of life can include caring for the elderly parents - babysitting grandchilren - leaving your own home - or opening it to aging parents

Nowadays, I enjoy my tea and my cocoa in this adorable Snowman cup one sweet grandchild gave me last Christmas. So, here’s a virtual “CLINK” from my cup to yours, and one of my Smilebox eCards Creations with a favorite Christmas song to touch our hearts and homes. Point of Grace has such lovely Christmas praise and worship hymn songs and fun music on their Winter Wonderland album and, to me, For Unto Us is a special treasure to enjoy and to share with your whole family – from young grandkids to elderly senior parents.

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I do love this beautiful hymn song, based on Isaiah 9:6...

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

…both the music and the words! Don’t you? I get wonderfully caught up in it and am reminded of Who is truly in control in this world full of struggles and difficulties. What a blessing! How about you? What’s your favorite Christmas praise and worship music? 🙂


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  1. So cute! Ben was given Christmas mugs (along with his brother and sister) every year through the ’70s and into the ’80s. For years we didn’t display them at home, but now I keep the blue-tinted ones in the kitchen all year, and the red ones come out every December. It’s a really nice tradition. How lovely that you’re giving gifts away too! I’ve just been shopping on Amazon – the boys want to give Ben something he really wants, so we’ve been checking the Amazon wishlists…

    • Bette
    • December 4, 2011

    Hi Kaye,
    I’m visiting from’s Holiday Progressive Blog Party.

    It was such a nice visit and I enjoyed, and will continue to enjoy, the wonderful music you have here for us!

    I wish you a Merry Merry Christmas and look forward to the week ahead.

    • RoaringMouse
    • December 4, 2011

    Dear Kaye,

    Thank you for inviting me as a guest via the Caregiving Progressive Holiday Blog Party!!! I’ve never been in one of these before, but am enjoying seeing all these new sites. I really like how colorful and inspirational your site is. I’m going to keep it in mind and refer it to another friend of mine who works with caregiving and elderly issues.

    Your site was colorful and relaxing and I had fun.

    Thank you.


  2. Amazing when we are seniors and our children are also approching close to 60 and I also have a mother-in-law who will soon be 100. Hows that for a sandwich?

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  4. Thank you for this, your blog always makes me smile and cry in equal order at the moment. I am missing my mum so much, I am missing the grandma she was, more so at this time of year. Enjoy tour hot chocolate. Blessing be

    • Tracy
    • December 5, 2011

    Hi Kaye – I just popped over to say hi and thank you for linking with my Winsome Wednesday bloghop. I so appreciate it and look forward to seeing you here again this week.
    God bless

  5. Hello Kaye,
    What a sweet Willow Tree nativity. I have several of those angels too. Your snowman mug is very cute. Thanks so much for sharing with us and joining me for my Christmas Tea. Wishing you a delightful week and a Happy Christmas season.

    Christmas blessings,

    • Snap
    • December 5, 2011

    Adorable snowman cup. Happy Tea Day!

  6. Hi Kaye!
    I love that snowman mug, too!

  7. I loved that beautiful song, Kaye. It is sweet of you to have the giveaways. Blessings ~

  8. Hello Kaye,
    the nativity is beautiful. I love those figurines. And the mug is nice, too. Alas, I have no equipment to enjoy the music.
    Have a great Christmas time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. Wonderful video ! I love that snowman mug ! Great Advent Post !

    • Beth
    • December 7, 2011

    Kaye, You are a sweet and giving lady. I know your family really appreciates you and all the love, hugs, and care you give. Love that sweet snowman mug. It’d be great with tea, coffee, eggnog, or hot chocolate!
    Hugs, Beth

  10. It is so good to remember who is in control…our Lord Jesus Christ the very one we are preparing for this Advent…Love your snowman mug….so cute and thanks for the beautiful music. God bless.

  11. You are a very busy lady. Thank you for taking the time to share all your good ideas and blessings with us.

  12. You are so welcome AND thank you for the words of encouragement. 🙂 Have a blessed week Renee!

  13. Thanks for the encouraging words Beth. And isn’t it adorable. 🙂 Plus I think of my granddaughter – and all my beloved grandkids – whenever I see it 🙂

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