Today I dropped little one at school, then headed over for my Adoration time. I was alone today...usually my best friend joins me, but she is in the Bahamas. : ) I just can't tell you how calming and how nurturing that it is for me to be there. When I first walk in I can smell the incense and the quiet is exactly what I need. What I crave. I can quiet my thoughts there and just be. I commit to 30 minutes each Tuesday morning, but I could spend hours there. I encourage each of you, whatever your faith, that you carve out a section of time in a beautiful place, to just be. It is the most beautiful form of self-care that we can give to ourselves.
I bring my prayer list of all of your children, whose beautiful names, so carefully chosen so many years ago as you awaited their arrival, are written down along with my own children. All of us mama's are on that list too. I pray for each of us, for strength and courage, for grace and peace, for wisdom to know where our job ends and God's begins. I pray that all of our hearts are filled with the knowledge of the love that God has for each of us individually. I light a candle and I pray that God surrounds our struggling kids with His angels of protection. That we are assured that we all are in His sight and He has this.
At the end of my time, I heard this grandma and her little one come in. The grandma knelt down and crossed herself and then had the little girl follow. She helped her to cross herself, and then they knelt and prayed together. It brought tears to my eyes. What a gift that grandma is giving to that sweet little thing. A heritage, a legacy, a gift of faith in something bigger than herself.
Lets keep praying for one another.
Much much love,Annette