Monday, April 1, 2013

He is risen!

There we are on our way to Mass Sunday morning, Henry looking like he's posing for a mug shot, sigh.

I feel rather overwhelmed on how much I want to blog about right now, but for today I wanted to just mention that I had a beautiful Easter and I'm very much looking forward to Divine Mercy Sunday (I'm currently praying the novena).

This year, I was able to go to the Good Friday service with Anne, and I can't believe that I've lived my whole life as a Catholic without this. I LOVED it. And Anne was so good I couldn't believe it when I looked at the clock and realized that we had been there for an hour and 15 minutes and nary a peep had come out of her. I'm going to relish that experience when the inevitable time comes that I contemplate going into the witness protection program lest I be recognized in my parish again because my child embarrassed me so completely. You have to take what you can get when you're a parent to a toddler, and I'll take this.

I am *such* a liturgical person that it seems unfathomable to me that there are Christians who choose anything else, but of course, that is not a judgement at all, just an affirmation that I love my liturgy and my church. Next year, I really want to try and make the Holy Thursday Mass. I did see part of that liturgy from the national shrine on EWTN.

The sanctuary feels so different on Good Friday, so stark. The one day of the whole year that there is no consecration of the Eucharist. And Easter morning felt even sweeter. I loved reaffirming my baptismal promises. Anne got a face full of holy water after that and wasn't sure what to think of the whole experience, but I was feeling sublime. :)

And the chocolate, my God the chocolate. I don't think that even the Easter bunny has so much chocolate in HIS house as we do in ours. One word: GRANDMOTHERS.

Anyway, I have a lot on my plate today at work for whatever reason, but I also have lots of Catholic stuff on my mind. From the pope to prayer to children's liturgy of the word, no stone will go unturned. Expect lots of lengthy Catholic posts to follow this week. :)

Happy Easter everybody!

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