My latest installment of "Bold, Brave, Catholic" is written by a dear friend and fellow Catholic wife and mother. After experiencing a miscarriage, she felt moved to contribute to the "Bold, Brave, Catholic" series, praying her words will reach another woman who may be struggling through similar circumstances. Please read and share with a woman you may know may need the encouragement!
"As our family continues to grow older without her gray muzzle at our side, we will always remember the funnier quirks and stories, but more importantly, the life lessons she imparted through her gentle, canine wisdom." Our German Shepherd taught me quite a few life lessons during her life with us. Several of them are explored in today's piece.
"And, if you are a spouse or parent, and the world is heavy right now, impacting your ability to be a kind, gracious, patient spouse or parent, this Catholic mom and blogger gives you permission to walk away from the negativity. Turn off the television, or turn it to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood or reruns of Mr. Rogers. Walk away from social media for a while."
In today's piece, I tackle the weight of the world - and share an important reminder of how our roles impact us... and, impact the world. Change starts at home.
"Therefore, last week went by with nary a word written. And, this week, I decided my soul whimpers a little when I don't make time to write. However, I can't find more than 24 hours a day in my life, and try as hard as I can, I don't have the energy when everyone else is asleep around me at the end of the day, to break out my computer to write.
So, I have combined last week's Gratitude moment with this week's, praying that this doesn't become a monthly project, rather than weekly!"
What are you most grateful for this week?
"The goal of this post is not to wallow in the messiness of life. Instead, it's to recognize that messiness, and give credit for the beautiful moments..." How a difficult Mass on Sunday has been gnawing at me, making me realize there is beauty in the messiness of life - and, we should all strive to accept both the beauty, and the mess.