It’s Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and I am glad that the Lenten season is here. After Christmas I felt a little lost and overwhelmed but I know that Lent will help me refocus and prepare for Easter and the continuing year.
I managed to get myself and the children to church this morning for Ash Wednesday mass. This, my friends, is a monumental achievement. I can’t remember the last time I went to mass on my own with the three little ones and actually enjoyed the experience. We showed up late and had to sit in the very back but there were no meltdowns. We even had some extra energy to run a few errands afterwards. I have a good feeling about Lent this year.
Like many Catholics I was saddened to hear of Papa Benedict resigning at the end of this month. We are so very blessed to have had him as our Pope for the last eight years. Actually I find the timing of his resignation to be quite beautiful. We will be journeying thorough Lent not only with the anticipation of Easter but also with the anticipation of having a new Pope. I think this will make Lent and Easter extra special for Catholics worldwide.
So now that Lent has officially begun I am looking at our plans for Lent and wondering how they will enfolds. I still haven’t had the chance to sit and read my two books selections for Lent (Rediscovering Catholicism and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms) but I’m hoping to get a few moments tonight to read and work on Teddy’s sweater.
Linking up to Ginny’s Yarn Along.