Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa

Monday, April 25, 2011

Alleluia! Easter is here!

My first Easter as a momma......  what a blessing.  Mary Jane was an angel throughout mass (is mass capitaloized?!  I never know...).  We got to see our families during Holy week and Easter.  It was wonderful. 

I'll do a Lent recap tomorrow.... but until then, here's some pictures of Easter.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Slow going....

Maybe slow going is what I wish I was doing.  Lent is almost over and I feel like I've been on a treadmill.
This is the first Lenten season (and soon to be Holy Week) that I've lived as a mother. 

All of my good intentions seem to be jumbled up and not coming to fruition. 

The one thing that I have been good about is praying daily.  And praying the Rosary.  Oh, and I have been doing reflections with The Word Among Us.

Why???? Well, it's easy to do when I have a sleepy girl in my arms.  It's part of our night time ritual.

I never intended to say a rosary w/Mary Jane every night, but that's what lulls her to sleep and it keeps me in a good state of mind.  It definitely centers me.

J is teaching confirmation tonight (we alternate weeks).  It's sort of nice to be home with a sleeping baby.  I should probably get housework or something done but instead I am going to work with some new professional pictures we took w/my entire family :) 

One last random thought....  The Word Among Us.  I sort of equate it to USA TODAY.  Not terribly meaty... but what a perfect reflection for an overtired mom.  Seriously. It's light and not too long so I can commit to keeping my eyes open just long enough to read through it, pray and reflect.