Sunday, 28 December 2014

Thank the Lord by Susan L.

  Spending so much time lately with my son, his wife and my grandchildren has given me a wonderful opportunity to get to know them better. My son has unknowingly taught me a lot over the last few visits: about life, about what's important and what isn't. I think I shared about the sock matching philosophy, "life's too short to worry about mismatched socks".
  Yup. So what if you're late if it means a few minutes on the couch reading a story to an interested audience. So what if making dinner is interrupted if it means a moment to cuddle on the kitchen floor. So what if beds need making, or laundry folding if it means taking a few moments as a family to sit and colour together. TV is a treat. Kindness, sharing and consideration towards each other are the most important things in a family and are firmly and lovingly enforced.
  I learned a lot. I hope it means I can be a better grandma because of it.
  I am looking forward to heading down again some time in January to help with the house again. There's much to be done before they move in and I am glad to help where I can.
  "But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred." Mk 4:8


  1. In the Roman Catholic calendar, today is the Feast of the Holy Family, to celebrate the value of families. When God became man, He entered into time by joining a family. Jesus was raised in a home with a loving mother and foster-father; a blended family in a way. Families are the primary source of love, faith, and training for us all. Truly worth celebrating!

    1. Sadly, it is something that is breaking down in our North American society. More and more children are being left alone while working parents struggle to make ends meet.
      May God be with them.