Monday, April 10, 2017

From the weekend—75 & sunny


Oh, how much harder it's going to be to see Sundays fade into Mondays as the weather continues to get warmer.  Come the weekend, I go into full-on mom and wife mode and soak in all the family time I can until duty calls once again 8AM on Monday.  And since the weeks have been getting increasingly warmer, we've upped our park-going game (which was highly encouraged and endorsed by Ella).




I've grown a newfound appreciation for Sundays over the course of Lent.  Since the start of Lent, we've treated Sundays differently than the rest of the week.  Not going out for coffee or having sweets throughout the week makes indulging in a nice (paid for) iced mocha and doughnut on Sundays special.  And Sundays should feel a little more special than the other 6 days.  If the Lord can rest, so can we.


We're spinning out of the weekend and into my favorite week of the year—Holy Week.  It seems like this is also one of the most vastly misunderstood weeks in the calendar.  Next Sunday is Easter, but many forget the preparation that proceeds the celebration.  It's when we understand and experience this week in its totality—Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday—that we fully appreciate and are able to joyfully celebrate what Easter Sunday brings.  Going into this week, I have Egypt on my mind and am painfully reminded that having the opportunity to fully understand and partake in Holy Week is not something to be taken for granted.

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