Monday, February 20, 2012

Lent Season

Ash Wednesday is only two days away. I am very much looking forward to Lent this year. This will be my third year and I fear I did not give my all the previous two. I intend to grow in many ways this season although the path that I will take is not completely planned yet.

For those of you who have never taken part in lent, or never heard of it for that matter, I found this article helpful:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

So Much Noise

These walls hold a family of five. Not a quiet brood. I long for a moment of silence, a moment of being unplugged, disconnected from people and the world for just a few minutes. Decompression can soothe a soul.

So, for about six minutes today I sat in a hot bath all alone, closed my eyes, and took several long, deep breaths. It was not enough time to find clarity. Suddenly, the husband is playing with the dog, and the toddler is whining about something, and the baby, well, is just a baby!

I found myself feeling extremely guilty. Those little noises mean health, heartbeats, life. The life of my sweet family...