Friday, March 6, 2009

Quick Takes vol #6

  1. I have a one year old, which is a concept I'm still trying to wrap my brain around.  And while I'm settling into the notion, it raises the question, Does this change anything?
  2. Clearly my job is still to make sure she is fed, clean, warm and surrounded by a sense of love and security, but should learning colors and numbers become part of our day.  Should her growing vocabulary continue to be random or purposeful?
  3. A full week into Lent the commitments and practices I'd hoped to set into place are and are not coming together in the usual ways the plans we make get altered by life.  The devotional is great, not complaining is a challenge and I'm still awaiting how I might best serve those around me this Lent
  4. E. is still to young to notice the change of season, liturgical or weather wise but of course it is never to early to set into place habits and traditions for when she will.  How do those of you with older children mark Lent and then Easter and the coming of spring?
  5. Having gotten to spend time with some of my nephews and niece this week I am struck by how each of them has changed the dynamic of our family, first by turning sisters into mothers and now by their own personality and interests
  6. This weekend my husband and I are coordinating our parish's Pre-Cana, we have done this now for a couple of years, and I am as always honored to be asked and completely unsure of what I can offer.  Marriage is such a huge undertaking and I sometimes feel we have stumbled into growth and strengthening as often as we have actively known the right thing
  7. Maybe that is the answer, love each other as well as you know how and make sure to leave room for grace.

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