I know the weekend is under way but yesterday went by so fast. Stations of the cross at 10am and for the first time I had my 3 big kids come with me. They were so eager and participated so beautifully, following all of the words and kneeling when necessary. I was so proud of them. For those who don’t know we made a big change with their schools this year and I can tell you that my little twins have learnt more in their religion classes than keira learnt in 3 years and it was so beautiful yesterday to have my little finn with me at both services with such a reverence and eagerness to be there.
Easter is a time when I recommit myself as a catholic to live a better life, to be more like Jesus and to not be a follower in a culture that has in the most part turned its back on religion and faith. I am glad for the faith I was raised with and am committed to raise my family with the same. To know that you carry Jesus in your heart, that no matter what happens in your life and even if you lost everything that you had and loved that you can turn to God is a gift. I am grateful that I have always had that in my heart and mind and that I am doing everything I can to raise my little ones the same way.
Easter is also an emotional time when we think of suffering not just of Jesus but for all who suffer and a time to be a better person and do more for others. I was crying singing the first song yesterday morning and the emotion of Easter is never lost on me. I loved being in a new church that was packed out at both times and with lots of families. It’s funny how a different area has a different mix of people and it was really beautiful to see lots of families and teenagers at church yesterday as sometimes we’ve been one of a handful of families at Good Friday services.
Just another reason why we are so happy this Easter with our move. I must write a post on why it happened and how the timing was right but both of us yesterday said we are so happy here and it’s a beautiful place to reflect on Easter and our own lives in this new house and new life. It takes courage and faith that everything will be all right to uproot your family and decide on something different. But we have been so blessed and the timing was right. This house was meant to be ours. The school is exactly what we had been searching for and we are happy. And we are expecting another baby…what more could we ask for.
I hope that for you this Easter is a time for family and reflection and for those of you who have perhaps been wanting to go back to church then why not, look up your local service this Sunday and come back. Having my faith and belief in Jesus fills my heart with something that nothing ever can in this world. It hasn’t been an easy 6 months or so for me but I’ve got prayer and I have faith and that will always carry me through. No matter what.
have a wonderful Easter everyone and as always thank you for your support here xxx