Monday, April 25, 2011
FOR TODAY ...April 25, 2011...
Outside my window...the splash of tires through the rain, determined birdsong.
I am thinking...about Easter Vigil, the Great Service of Light, the Mother of all Holy Vigils, my most-favorite Mass of the year.
It was so hard to get there this year. I don't mean to be overly dramatic, but do you ever feel like "something/someone" is at work to keep you out of church? It was dicey up to the moment I sat down in the pew whether or not I would get to worship with our church family. Things just kept...happening that would have made it so much easier just to give up and go home and pull the covers over my head...but
I am thankful for...the fact that we made it!
It was even more beautiful than in years past. For those who've not ever been, the first part of the Mass is done in darkness with a few moments of candlelight. And then for the Gospel, the lights blaze with the "Alleluia" that has been buried for the whole of Lent.
The joy of Easter was just tangible. Over twenty new members were welcomed fully into our congregation during this service. A family of four stood in the Baptismal font and were baptized together. It was exciting to watch my boys watch and remember their Baptism, Confirmation, and first Holy Eucharist only three short years ago. It seems like we have always been there. God is so good.
From the learning rooms...the boys are each working on a project for a different country. They will be presenting their projects in May. Just to us, but we will video it. Much work to be done!
From the kitchen...Left-over corn beef will turn into Reubens.
I am wearing...still in jammies...sigh...
I am creating...I need to start working on next year's lesson plan.
I am going...nowhere fast, sitting in front of the computer.
I am reading...Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher. I've read it before, but I tend to reread books when I need to relieve stress.
I am hoping...my husband will have a good day at work today.
I am hearing...my husband making his second cup of coffee.
Around the house...my landlord will be putting in new windows in a week or so. I must clear a path.
One of my favorite things...Reubens! I am looking forward to lunch.
A few plans for the rest of the week:I must take the van in to have it serviced.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...some earrings I made for Roo's friend, who we all are very fond of.
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