I am so excited because over the weekend my life was opened to the world of blogging. What I mean is, I can't believe how many really great, Catholic blogs there are out there. So many really, really good and inspiring things to read and learn from.
When my four oldest children were little, we didn't even have a computer. A very wonderful friend of mine subscribed to an awesome newsletter type publication for me, it was full of Catholic writings, and there was many family stories that I would devour four times a year. I would pour myself a cup of tea, put the kids in for a nap, or quiet playtime, and read to my heart's content. But I had to wait for three months before the next one would come out.
Here, on the internet, at my finger tips, several times a day, I can take a few minutes here and there to read, be encouraged and laugh with my brothers and sisters in Christ. One of my favorites The Digital Hairshirt, is written by a Catholic wife, mother and lawyer. She is extremely witty, extremely intelligent and makes frequent comments on things that are going on in our world. She says things that the rest of us are thinking!!! I often worried during my early years of mothering that my mind would turn into mush, and now I work with pre k and kindergarten kids, plus my mothering, and I ache for adult conversation. Our minds need stimulation. Now I can have it all and do laundry too!!!!
Slowly but surely I am getting the hang of this internet stuff. My loving husband gave me the best gift when he bought me my own laptop. My mind is growing and expanding, I often meditate on scripture or quotes I have read on other blogs, while I am working around my home, or during my Adoration time. This is so exciting for me. A whole new world. I am a firm believer that "mom" has to be fed, or she can't feed her husband and children. I am by nature a giver, I give to many around me, not just my family. By reading and writing, I am refreshed and renewed. My prayer life has taken on a whole new meaning. I am very blessed by God and I am grateful.
It is a wonderful world in which we live, it can also be a crazy one. I am feeling good today, knowing there are people all over the world who believe, who are faithful to the Magisterium, who love being Catholic and are firm in their beliefs.
I will be praying for all of us today during my Adoration time. Thanks for being out there. Thanks for writing. And even though we may never meet here on earth, see you in heaven!!!
What a great family reunion that will be.