Gus is still sleeping and it appears I have a little window of time for a quick blog follow-up. Two blogs on two consecutive days…this is rare and highly exciting in my life! Ha ha. First off, I have to say that no matter how busy, unorganized and overwhelmed I am, I always try to make a point every year to at least post something about Lent. Then I usually second guess myself on Ash Wednesday during the Lectionary reading that says: “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others.” -Matthew 6:5.
I hope if I share something that has worked for our family that it doesn’t come across that way! I hope if anything I share makes even one person’s life easier with planning or offers an idea, that’s a blessing and makes it worthwhile.
So, to to continue where we left of yesterday, I’ve made a little more progress in getting the house ready to go. Organza cloth from the wedding section at Flower Factory makes for a good table runner (and for less than $4), it’ll work!:)
The crucifix is from Haiti and the candles are homemade Stations of the Cross luminaries we made few years back.
The basket will be presented tonight (on the Eve of Ash Wednesday) to each family member (with the exception of the babies).
Inside are the “Little Lent Bags” I mentioned yesterday:
Jim scored major SuperDadHubby points by laminating the prayers inside. They include the Pater Noster, Hail Mary in Latin, the Ten Commandments and a special scripture verse. With boys, the more things you can make stain-resistant and rip-proof the better! Okay let’s face it, for mom too.
I also have a miraculous medal inside of significance for each boy, as well as a 10-decade rosary for when they are on the bus or whenever they want to pray for a moment.
We still have to finish the prayer chain and remove the last hidden stashes of chocolate (my precious!) but I think at this point we are ready. And I hear the bus, here come the kiddos! Thanks for reading, have a very special and blessed Lent. +