"I have a confession to make to the readers and followers of my blog. I have been haphazard and remiss at blogging consistently because I have had massive writer's block. But, it's a self-imposed writer's block, as I have spent the past four months censoring some of the topics about which I typically enjoy writing. Now that Christmas cards have gone out, I'm ready to put a stop to my self-imposed censorship, and explain my inconsistent blogging habit." Today's post has been in the creation for months - let me sum it up briefly - my son's prayers are powerful, and I am more than willing to take any prayer intentions to him! 😉 Hope you will click to read the explanation provided within!
"The past two weeks have kind of been jam packed with action, and things have not slowed down for me. I usually don't know whether I am coming or going. I honestly don't remember what I was most grateful for last week, since looking back now, last week was a blur. This week, I'm barely faring better! But, I know what I am most grateful for this week." I may have forgotten what last week held, but I haven't forgotten about this project! And, I haven't forgotten about this week's most poignant moments in my life. What are you most grateful for this week?
"I am, hands-down, impressed at the mothers and families who all have family-reflective Advents. But, that is not me. Not this year. And, to any other Christian mama out there, worried they aren't "doing Advent right," may I impart this little reminder - there is no "one way," and there is no "right way," to have the perfect Advent. From this Catholic mommy blogger to the reader feeling overwhelmed, I'm giving you permission to meet yourself where you are at - to not feel guilty if you aren't having an Advent you either wanted, or envisioned." I get real and honest in tonight's piece about Advent. And, why my family is getting their "pass" this year.
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?
"So, to the parent out there, wondering why we put in the manual labor, the grief, the heartache, and the struggle to get children out of the door and off to Mass on a weekly basis, take heart." While not planning on linking up this week, the unexpected affirmation I received after Mass made me realize - another parent may need the same reminder!