Our homeschool group has been getting together for a children's stations of the cross. After we head to someone's house for a soup and bread dinner. Tonight is my turn to host. The children have been VERY excited for everyone to come over. Here are pictures after the stations were completed and we all prayed for the intentions of the Pope.
Each year we pick patron saints. I try to help the children learn more about their saints, but last year I failed miserably. Actually 2008 was a really unorganized year and not as much as I wanted got done.
Four years ago, around this time, we received the official diagnosis of autism for Brother. This came the day after finding out I was pregnant with Pumpkin. I despaired of many things, one of which was whether Brother would ever be ready for any of his sacraments (those who know him IRL probably would be surprised but he has come a LONG way). Well, we are at that point. Brother, with Sister, will go to confession tomorrow. I debated having them do it together or not, but in the end, I knew he would feel better having his best sister friend next to him.
I've struggled for years to fully understand the concept of offering up our daily sufferings (large and small) to God. I couldn't conceptualize the process at all. Well, here's a post by Sister Mary Martha about this that has given me the biggest "A-ha!" moment ever. Now, I get it. I really, really do. And, if you've ever struggled with this concept, I think you will too.
My third confirmation class is tonight. I'm supposed to let them know who my confirmation saint is, but I'm just having a tough time. I think maybe I'm approaching this the wrong way. So, I thought I'd ask you. Who is your saint and why did you choose him/her?