Thursday, February 19, 2015

7/52 Come and Gone

Ash Wednesday has come and gone. We went to Mass yesterday and the boys did surprisingly well. Aside from Linus squeaking often and Bigfoot trying to wipe my ashes off because he wasn't a fan, they were both really great and we were thankful!

Our week has been pretty slow filled with little steps that could lead to bigger exciting steps in our future. All good. All things to be thankful for.

Our mornings have been filled with playdoh, painting, cutting paper, lots of puzzles, lots of books and reading, and a good pace. After our week of sick, I think we're getting back to our little rhythm which is so nice.

Our afternoons have been filled with snacks, books, chasing Lily, dinosaurs, chat on football and all things sports, naps (most days), and getting outside any chance we get.

Bigfoot. 3. Loves sunshine, conquering new physical feats, and "playing football with daddy".
Linus. 2. Loves 50 Nifty States song, giraffes, and his golf club and ball.
It's been a good week. Day 2 of Lent has been good too.

I've been able to carve out some space for my little self to retreat into my heart. But I say that after only two days which have been filled with an ease and rhythm that we don't always have. I know harder and more trying days are just ahead. I know this because I know myself and my offerings are ones that can easily bring me into grouchy-pants land.

Per usual, He draws me in, more and more, through His wiser servants. Praying for an open heart that seeks strength from His Word and Presence.
“Each year, Lent offers us a providential opportunity to deepen the meaning and value of our Christian lives, and it stimulates us to rediscover the mercy of God so that we, in turn, become more merciful toward our brothers and sisters. In the Lenten period, the Church makes it her duty to propose some specific tasks that accompany the faithful concretely in this process of interior renewal: these are prayer, fasting and almsgiving.” 
-Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
But since we are two days in (Haha! Almost two full days in!) I will say thank you for the sunshine that lights up my little people. It's the little things.


How has your week been?

4 comments:

  1. So glad you're guys are back to being healthy! Love the photos, as always!
    I've really appreciated some of the "sound bites" from Pope Francis and from Benedict this year. The one you posted is such a good reminder that Lent actually is a time for DOING things. It's not just an interior season. It's a time to engage our souls AND our bodies.

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    1. Thank you Theresa! We were healthy for a week and then this crazy front that had us at 80 degrees just a few days before we got snow and ice has brought the boys back into sickland. Oy! Thanks for stopping by! I love everything you're doing at your blog right now! :) And yes! So much wisdom from these holy men!

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  2. I'm so glad y'all are feeling better and glad you've had some time for peace and to recollect!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! Hope you're feeling well! Thinking and praying for you!

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