DH (I am so grateful for 3-day holiday weekends!) is outside with the kids trying to finish assembling his grill for the picnic today (he got it for Christmas...way down on the priority list). I am trying to work my way through the abundance of apples we picked a few days ago. While I'm listening to them playing outside and filling my crock pots with soon-to-be sauce, I'm also praying a rosary. I'm glad we've gotten into this habit. Having the kids say it with me a few times a week gives me a nice perspective on the days when I pray it alone. It's not a chore, it's a welcome break.
Since it's Monday, I'm praying the Joyful mysteries. I enjoy taking a walk through the Blessed Mother's life. I like thinking about how she had confusing times and happy times and worrisome times....just because her Son is the King of the Universe, she is still a mother! My favorite Joyful Mystery is #2.
|The Visitation by Jacopo Pontormo|
That is the joy that I have in my life. Not jump-up-and-down joy. Quiet, deep, comforting joy. The joy that comes from centering God in your life and being blessed to look around to find a handful of others who are walking beside you.
I am so blessed. Happy Labor Day!