"I feel a pull to recognize I have truly been blessed - with not just the standard two grandmothers, but including my paternal grandmother, with three beautiful, strong role models who have assumed the mantle of love and the title of Grandma." How a prayer session made me recognize my irrational approach to the relationship with my grandfather's second wife, and a hope I am able to express my love for my second grandmother in a meaningful manner.
"Even if you don't feel the emotion, Pray Anyway. Even if you don't have a prayer in mind, or memorized, Pray Anyway. Even if you aren't sitting in a church, Pray Anyway. Invite God into your day, and into your life!" A lesson in prayer through Nineveh 90.
"I can't help but wonder if these similarities I see between St. Joseph and my husband are a subtle call to reflect on the greater life of a saint, whose purpose was to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of Our Savior. I can't help but wonder if these similarities I am recognizing are also not a subtle call to reflect on the greater contribution my husband plays in our marriage - the role he plays, and the way in which he answers the call to love me, as Christ loved His Church." The Feast of St. Joseph last week sparked this thought on my vocation of marriage.
In the thick of things, it's easy to overlook the foundation of our families. Yet, it's in the little moments where we must nurture the friendship which underlies a healthy marriage, which will lead us to the most beautiful treasure in the world...
Stole a cheesy idea from Facebook at the end of January, tweaked it for use for my husband. It was still a cheesy idea, but I loved the rewards I unexpectedly reaped from this past 14 day experience!