If it’s Thursday, then it’s time for another Small Success post over at Catholic Mom.
List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, victories over the big stuff, blessings which you have received which reveal the breathing presence of God’s grace in your life. Then ask a friend to come and participate too.
This week, I’m focusing on the children – mine and other people’s (but also mine because I teach them):
- Our thirteen year-old son received his cross at our parish’s Confirmation Enrollment Mass last Saturday. He’s taking his Confirmation class seriously, wearing his cross, doing the homework and reading parts of the Bible on his own. These days, it’s not the norm for teenagers to be diligent about their religious education and it speaks volumes for his home environment if he is serious about his faith. Come to think of it, that’s a big success.
- Our eighteen year -old son received a letter informing him that he has been awarded an entrance scholarship at the university where he is in first year environmental studies. He’s a smart, motivated young man and all the years of supporting him in his studies continue to pay off.
- In my First Communion class last Saturday, we had Rosary day. I told the class the story of Our Lady of Fatima, eliciting “wow” and “awesome” from wide-eyed seven year-olds as I waved my arms (and kinda danced) around the front of the classroom while demonstrating the miracle of the sun. Most of the class were not familiar with the rosary so we only prayed one decade. Their homework was to go home and tell their families the story of Our Lady of Fatima and pray one decade of the rosary each evening with their families. That assignment was received with a few moans of “homework?!” Oh, well, you can’t win ’em all.
That’s it for this week. Why not go on over to Catholic Mom and add your own link @ Small Success Thursday or tell us some of your small successes below in the comments.