Today's My Sunday Best post showcases what I wore for Mass, what my daughter wore on her feet for Mass, and highlights some of the battles I will (and will not) engage in, in order to attend Mass productively.
"And, I realized how grateful I was for this alternate view of a subset of parishioners in my life who have another side of the story to tell. I was grateful for another perspective - one which allowed me to have empathy for a group of people I admit were previously judged in my ignorance." My Sunday Best post discusses an epiphany I had today, on this Feast of Epiphany. And, serves as a gentle reminder to all of us with children.
"I thought the entire conversation was loud, and expected others around us to chuckle with me. Apparently, I was the only one who heard the exchange - so, other parents out there cringing at your kids' shenanigans, let me assure you - your child was not as loud/disruptive/kid-like as you think they were!" In the first My Sunday Best linkup since I started wearing maternity clothes, I share a cute Mass-moment with Lil' Miss, a little musings on what to wear to church, and links to the top 10 posts from 2017. How are you ringing in the New Year this evening?
"Therefore, while I am not writing a gratitude post for this week, I am renewing my challenge to those reading these words - beginning next week, as we prepare for the new Liturgical Year, join me every. week in finding gratitude for the little moments in your life." Today, I'm adding my voice to the #WorthRevisit link-up hosted by Allison at Reconciled to You and Elizabeth at theologyisaverb. Will you join me in adding a "New Liturgical Year resolution" this year?
"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!