Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Success for me these days is making it to my one son's appointments and back again -- yes, because of his terrible aversion to driving...or being a passenger I should say. Throw in his ultra-nervous nature in going to an appointment...this was just a review of his medication for OCD; but it's so stressful getting him prepared to go, the whole mindset. At any rate, we did it....I should say we all did it together. Grandma, sister, another brother and myself....off to the ever important appointment yesterday and then shopping at Target for college and birthday items, and leaving there feeling pretty good about what was accomplished with Starbucks Caffe Latte in our hands :) The sweet smell of success! haha
So, I am still spiritually preparing for a new year ahead. Soon our pastor will come over for a lunch meeting with me in regard to our religious education schedule and program for the year ahead. This will be such a different year and I'm somewhat bracing myself for the change and feel of it all. I am even fasting for the positive benefits of it spiritually; I feel very much like I have to be prepared to deal with many differences and transitions and only God is going to hold me by the hand through this one.
Happily, we celebrate the Feast of Clare of Assisi in just a few days -- August 11th. We have a relic of St. Clare here at home in a small reliquary that sits on top of our china cabinet mantle. I think of her often and ask for her prayers and blessings in this home. I liken the many women saints I admire so much, my heroines, to a group of friends cheering me on and praying for my strong resolve and goodness in this life so I can enjoy visiting and conversing with them in the next. It should be a lovely tea party :)
May God bless you with a beautiful day and answer all your needs. St. Clare of Assisi, Pray for us!