"I have grown in my own personal maturity, recognizing life isn't all about my desires, whether it be for my own bed space, or doing everything I want to do at the expense of the needs of those who count on me. There is an element of sacrifice that comes with parenting, and through this simple lesson, I have watched how I have responded to the small sacrifice, and embraced it, for the betterment of my children. And, while it is the smallest example, I can extend this one to the ultimate example of love and self-sacrifice I see in the Father for His own children." Want to know what spurred these deeper thoughts? Then read this past week's Gratitude Project post, up and available now! What were you most grateful for last week?
A little bit of reminiscing on the beauty of the island, and a realization this morning made me realize what I am most grateful for this week. What about you? For what are you most grateful this week?
"No matter how messy this world becomes, no matter how bleak our situations look, and no matter how busy we find ourselves, there is still One who loves us with unimaginable Love and Mercy! Which is the ultimate beauty of this world." Read more to see how the two Feast Days for the Catholic Church this past week inspired my Gratitude Post for this week. What are you grateful for this week?
The longer I'm a parent, the more I find my approach to the journey changing. Parenting is a journey toward sanctification, and I am amazed at how there is beauty in the midst of the mess of this vocation! For what were you most grateful last week?
"I need to get something off my chest. This past week, I have been grieving for families I have never met." Please take a moment out of your day to read this military spouse's view of what is happening in this country this week, and please spread the word - it's a message I strongly feel needs to be shared.