Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sabbath Moments - Family

Sabbath Moments is a weekly meme hosted by Colleen at Thoughts on Grace. Sabbath moments are moments that we let go, let God, and live in the present moment.

School is out for the year and I've been trying to spend a lot of extra time with Michaela so I haven't been posting as often. This week we had a great time!  I took her to the park, for walks, scootering, and swimming. We also started praying the family rosary together in the evenings again. We attempted this when she was younger but she couldn't sit still through 5 decades so we didn't push the issue because we didn't want to give her a dislike for the rosary. Instead, we would hear her prayers in her bedroom before she went to sleep at night and then do the rosary ourselves. Now that she is older we invited her to do the rosary with us again and she said yes. She has done very well and even leads it on some nights! 

I've been trying to work out a summer schedule for Michaela and I while Randy's at work. When I was ill it was difficult to have a regular schedule, we often had to just "wing it" depending on how I felt each day. Now that I have more energy I'm trying to form a routine for cleaning, playing, and my other daily duties. Wish me luck! I'm trying to give the reigns of my family life to Jesus and praying for the grace to understand his will in this area. Illness can form some negative patterns in a family and the adjustment to a new way of living can be difficult. Sounds weird, I know, but it's true :)


  1. This reminds me of when my boys were young. I would schedule our weeks so that there was a good balance of fun time and chore time. (More fun time of course). I loved having my children home. I worked most of their childhood years, but I did have a few summers when I was home with them full time and I loved it. Remember - their childhood goes by way too fast. God bless!

  2. Hi Colleen! I thought it was humorous that I was posting on "letting go and letting God" and schedules at the same time! Still, I realize that families DO need some sort of schedule and they are good as long as we don't get attached to the schedule. Like you, I want a good balance of fun and work so this is my goal. With more fun time of course :) Time does fly with children!

  3. It is so good to see you feeling so well. What joy it must be for your family to be able to do all the things you wrote about in this post. And I'm sure Michaela loves having her mommy to play with her. Play is such an important part of a healthy life.

  4. Barb,
    Michaela loves it and you are so right about play being important for children (and adults):)