Good morning and Happy Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to get back to work! My weekend was a bit crazy. I got the kids back from my parents and they were very excited to be home. We had church on Sunday and then a football game of Ken's. We were able to watch a movie, take a nap, and even go for a walk after dinner. It was a nice family day together.
I had a few other plans for this post that ended up not working in my head. To be completely honest and up front about it, I had wanted to post about crafting since that's something I enjoy. However, I realized I hadn't had the chance to share about Easter and since I have other plans for E on Wednesday, I thought I'd sneak it in now.
My mom was born and raised Catholic. Her faith has always been important to her and it's something she passed along to me. My faith has meant different things to me at different times in my life, but the one steady is that it's always been there.
We got married in the church and have brought our kids up in the faith. I'm not saying that makes it easy, but it has made it doable. We have this commonality deep in our cores and it helps us to build a stronger family. We've gone through changes in jobs, new life, death, moving, etc. and had something to cling to throughout it all.
Christmas and Easter are two of my favorite times in the church calendar. Christmas because it brings Jesus into our lives and Easter because Jesus gives meaning to our lives. This year for Lent the kids and I made it to the Stations of the Cross at church every Friday. They complained at first, but by the second week they were looking forward to it and by the third week they were volunteering to do readings.