Grandma invited the family to breakfast! With mouths full of pancakes, the kids began asking grandma for some Lottery scratchers – a tradition when eating at this particular breakfast joint. Today, both kiddos won, and the smiles on their faces were priceless. These.moments.
“‘Great’ holiness consists in carrying out the ‘little duties’ of each moment.” (Escriva, The Way #817)
Advent is a time of joyful hope and preparation for our Lord’s birth and for the Second Coming of our Lord. The latter has been on my mind, heavily. This particular theme of Advent forces me to focus on how I live and treat others, especially those I influence and affect the most – my family. As we begin this Holy Year of Mercy on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, I will focus on the ‘small things.’ I will live my day to day life in preparation for my eternal life.
“Do you really want to be a saint? Carry out the little duty of each moment: do what you ought and concentrate on what you are doing.” (Escriva, The Way #815)
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines chronicle as: a description of events in the order that they happen. Sounds like a blogger’s ideal, right?!
I joyfully hope to dedicate more time to chronicling my random, simple, uneventful, and ordinary experiences, which are actually quite beautiful in the grand scheme of things. These experiences make up my days, which make up my life. These moments grant me the opportunity to grow in virtue as a mother and a wife. These daily adventures shape and mold my family into a God-fearing Domestic Church. These ‘small things’ are my stairs to heaven!
Simple posts – that is my goal. I just want to write. I want to chronicle this beautiful life that our Lord has blessed me with. No glamour, no glitter, no fanciness…just us!
“Have you noticed how human love consists of little things? Well, divine Love also consists of little things.” (Escriva, The Way #824)
May Mary, the Immaculate Conception, pray for us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit and make our will one with our Lord’s.