Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sunshine of the Family

"Yes, the wife and mother is the radiant sun of the family. She is this sun by her gererosity and gift of self, by her unfailing readiness, by her watchful and prudent delicacy in all matter which can add joy to the lives of her husband and her children. she spread around her light and her warmth." Pope Pius XII.

"Unfailing readiness" doesn't quite describe my mothering at this stage in my life. This advent my wish list is more full of heavenly virtues and lighter on things which can be bought at Target. I'm working hard to make the paths Jesus travels to my heart a little more straight, so I can spread more sunshine in my home with far less effort.

1 comment:

  1. Nice.

    I must say I'm in the same boat- not with the whole mother thing- and this Advent is proving to be the most result-producing of my life. I know we're only three days in- but my house is cleaner than living memory; AND I've followed my schedule for the day to almost a tee all three days. It's a widely known fact that I can draft amazingly virtuous and productive daily schedules, and equally well-known that I chuck the whole things early in the day when they start pinching. I don't know what it is- I can only say the grace of Advent, but I'm thankful.

    Good luck with your Advent!