For our active parish, which has plenty of opportunities to make Lent and the Triduum a prayerful, contemplative time.
For the youth of the parish who get involved and make Good Friday one of the most emotional days of the year.
For our freedom to pray and worship and celebrate any darn way we please. It is all too clear lately that this is not so for many people in the world.
For my mom's good health in her retirement which allows her to spend these last three days with us.
For the many people who were baptized and Confirmed at the Easter Vigil. We knew many of them this year, including two boys who are in Turken's class and the husband of Turken's teacher.
For the beautiful weather we had this weekend. We were able to spend a good amount of time outside, working and playing.
For the abundance of food available to us.
For pain medication to help a poor teen with major tooth pain make it through the weekend until the dentist office opens on Monday.
For a family who makes me laugh on a daily basis.
For Turken, whose birthday just happened to fall on Good Friday this year. Celebrations were postponed until a non-fasting day, with absolutely no complaints from him. It helped that he knew I was going to make the blasted red cake for him. :)
This is where I would insert a family photo of all of us in our Easter finery. Except we never get one of those. We always go to the Easter Vigil, and besides the fact our family isn't all together (at least one of the boys always serves, thus having to arrive over 2 hours before Mass starts) in that Easter finery until 10:00 at night when the Mass ends. A photo of 8 people is hard enough. A photo of 8 people at 10:00 at night after a 2 and a half hour Mass is not going to happen.
So, no photo for you.
How has your week been? Let me in on the things for which you are thankful!
Have a lovely day!
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Thankful Me, Uncharted, The Wakefield Doctrine