Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's a period of 40 days to prepare for easter. I will be blogging very lightly through the season.
It's a custom in the Catholic Church to 'give something up' for Lent. Lots of people choose chocolate, TV, the radio, etc... I haven't decided what I'm going to give up yet, but I will be taking the time tonight at a monthly retreat I go to, to decide.
Self Sacrifice is such a rare thing in today's society, and Lent is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen your will and give of yourself. It's certainly easier than a new years resolution (which is supposed to last all year)... Join me if you'd like. It's always a thoughtful and reflective time of the year for me. I"ll be posting weekly updates on sundays. The time that I normally spend blogging and reading blogs will be reserved for praying, playing with the kids more and doing some good spring cleaning before Easter.
I wish you all well.
p.s. E is going for an edoscopy ( biopsy of her small intestine) on feb 21st. Her doctor was very very nice and explained everything in great detail to me. She basically said that she has celiac disease, but the biopsy is the only way to positivly confirm it... which can be helpful to E as she gets older and starts to question her diagnosis... especially when she reaches her adolescence. Say a prayer for her if you can. We'll all be going gluten free in this house on Feb 22nd. hmmmm, that's halfway through lent, now that I think about it. I think maybe I'll be giving up gluten for lent.... the whole family will actually, LOL.