Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lent Day 3: Fasting

This morning J said, "Well today starts lunches at Flying fish and Fuzzies." If you have ever had meals at these establishments, you would know that this is not a sacrifice at all. The sacrifice will be fighting the crowds that are "fasting" as well.  I will fast today.  I will fast until I get unbearable grouchy and irritable. I find it very challenging to fast on days I have to work. It is a test of wills to handle the stress without nourishment. I believe these days of fasting and abstinence are to help me grow in self  discipline and sacrifice.(at least that is what my catechism tells me).  Peanut needs me so this is all I have today. How you are going to fast today.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lent Day 2: Valentine's Day

Celebrating Valentines day this second day of lent was awesome. God gave us this beautiful day. We tried something different and had a lunch picnic with J at the Duck pond. Peanut was not as interested in the ducks as he was the kids giving the ducks bread. Thank you God for this wonderful day! Happy heart day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lent 20012

It's been a long time friends! I am back! Two years ago my lenten project was to blog. I was going to find something joyful in everyday. I had recently struggled with infertility, and an adoption loss. My blog was a way to find myself, and find the joy in life. The plan was also to become closer to God, and find out what his plan was for my life. I had feelings of loss, and on several days no hope. Today, I am content. I am at peace. My life feels the way it should be. I know though, I must always search for God's meaning, presence in my life, and share that with others. Today, I have a son. I want no more and no less. I want to just do a good job in teaching him about life, love, and God's role in everything. My goal is to blog daily this lent. Who knows where this journey will lead me, but I am sure God has a plan for me. Hopefully, friends, we will talk daily. My goal of the day, besides laundry and dishes, was attending Ash Wednesday Mass with my husband and son. Peanut proudly displayed his ashes and is an example of God's beauty in the world.