"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.
"This particular song has resonated deeply within my soul. It isn't necessarily the words, but perhaps more the meaning behind the song." In today's piece, I explore how one secular song - has brought about some deep thoughts regarding being a wife and mother. And, I pose some questions we could all take a moment to ponder, regardless of being married or being parents. Are we all committed to enhancing our vocation - whatever it may be - to its fullest?
"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.
You and your spouse are beautifully, wonderfully, fearfully made - and, you are both made in the image and likeness of God. Your marriage deserves to know every aspect of your journey as a couple. Take some time to reflect on your marriage - and, let your spouse know how much they mean to you.
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...