Liturgy of Love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa

Our three-year old travels with her dad two days a week to attend preschool. Each morning as she’s standing by the front door putting on her coat and slipping on her backpack, she calls out “I’m ready to go!” She’ll catch a glimpse of me in the kitchen, “Mom!  You tell everyone I’m ready to go.” Continue reading “Liturgy of Love”

Bread

She journeyed 1,000 miles to visit me in the peak of summer when the tomatoes were ripe and full, butter beans popping their hulls, and corn fresh and sweet.  I had learned so much from her as a child –  how to use my hands, how to sew, cook, wash a dish and set a table.  It was a special treat having her for a … Continue reading Bread

Rejoice!

It’s a simple thing.  Really.  Most nights before we climb the stairs for an evening’s rest we gather together as a family and share our joys.  We’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember.  And most nights the joys are quite demure –  chocolate chip pancakes, a game won, a good test grade,  a friend to play.  I’m thankful for this moment.  … Continue reading Rejoice!

Pray

Five months into the pregnancy we felt it was time.  Time to share our news.  A baby was on the way.  And so we gathered everyone together just before bedtime and told them.  We told them our good, good news.  It was a surprise for all.  One celebrated being a big brother…again.  One celebrated the possibility of having a little brother.  One celebrated, because everyone else was celebrating.  And one…cried.  Continue reading “Pray”