It’s February vacation for my Son this week. let’s see I think since it began Sunday was the longest Ive seen him. Ever since that day he has been at friends houses and sleepovers . …he is definitely my teenager. It’s all good this February vacation has been moments of peacefulness contentment , I know what I mean or should say what I feel just trying to get it out in words will be hard but I will try so bare with me.On Sunday Valentines Day was celebrated by an anniversary Mass for my husbands grandmother . I grew up catholic went to church every Sunday . Then married into a religious family brought raised my kid’s catholic but ….then life got crazy it was harder getting everyone to Church, yes sounds like excuses okay yes maybe??I will not deny. So we stop attending but I never stopped believing I say my prayers every night I still try to instill this in my kid’s my daughter is an adult so this is her decision but my son is my struggle and I mean a struggle and okay I do struggle with getting there too but once there I am good. I get this serene feeling that comes over me. so yes this past weekend was a struggle I held to it with my husbands help to get my Son there with us and the rest of the family .Off we went and it was such luck or fate I don’t know what to call it. the priest of the church ended up not feeling well so we had a retired priest that fills in and it was the one that my Son made his first communion with and it was my sons last class that he taught then he retired . he is very dear to my heart and my sons he was down to earth but strict when he needed to be but I always felt calmness with him so it was wonderful when we saw him and he was so happy to see my son hadn’t seen him and years and I think it was good for my son too, it made church go so much smoother, the next thing that just seemed to fall into place was when they said the sermon it was just how I have been feeling the Deacon spoke and he talked about life getting more complicated and parenting in this day and age especially having teenagers and finding the patience to parent them in this world ..etc.etc. My son and I looked at each other and just smirked it’s another moment I will never forget.
Then my in-laws had made reservations at a restaurant which was the restaurant my husband and I had our wedding reception at , as of Feb 25 th which will be 21 yrs this yr. so that was exciting and strange because we have not been back since our wedding My daughter had to work so it have been even better if she was there to share this with both my kid’s oh but don’t you worry we will go back the four of us. So the day I was dreading because we had not been to church in awhile was turning out to be a moments of times past, moments of signs yes I do believe in signs and they seem to be every where that day so amazing how that happens .so this was so rewarding and did make me miss attending church like I should … so I’m thinking since the last two yrs have been a time of change I am thinking I may just start going to church on my own for my 0wn peace of mind. so we will see life is funny at times and no matter how old we get we are always learning something new. I am learning about the next chapter of my life of taking care of my family but in a whole different way no more bedtime stories no more setting clothes out for them no holding their little hands while crossing the street. but letting go and trusting them letting them learn to cross the roads they go on with God guiding them and keeping them safe .