I know it is Wednesday and I haven't done a post in a few (OK, several) days... I'm writing now listening to the girls trying to be quiet but still being too loud to be going to bed. They just don't want to slow down! They definitely like being busy.
We (I and my kids) spent the day hanging out with one of my best friends and her kids. We just chatted, caught up with each other, shared some laughs, and some struggles. She home-schools, too, so we were talking about the challenge of teaching our boys (who are 11, hers, and 12, mine)---By the way, I expected the girls to hit puberty (eventually) and have attitude changes, and mood swings, but I am surprised to hear more and more mothers of boys talking about this phenomenon! I guess the guys go through it, too! Add in some unique needs, and we are talking about some creative planning for the year ahead!
So, we also chatted about our faith, and she was telling me about her amazing epiphany that she had today in Mass. Her great vision had to do with the story of Mary and Martha: the one about how Mary listened at Jesus' feet, while Martha served; and the reading of John 1: 7-21 which is about love and God, and being in God, by love and Christ. Well, someone had to serve, and it is through love that some of us are called to serve. It is all connected, how people love and have faith, and serve. Let me tell you, my friend, 'E' (same friend having the epiphany) is amazing at helping people out, and serving with love! And she is just so smart about stuff that we all struggle with, and things I've been struggling with; I just know God sent her today to me to tell me about her epiphany, because it made so much sense, and meant so much at the right time. Now, I need to go read my Bible, and look up these verses, and just think. You see, serving can also be the million little tasks we do each day that may seem monotonous, but if done with love, and the intention to serve through love, with Jesus in our hearts, even laundry has a greater meaning and purpose!
See? --We just have so much to be thankful for!