I got mail that people were hoping I was OK and would say a prayer for me...thanks.
It's been stressful and busy around here. Tomorrow is a big day for me...would love a few prayers for it...that everything turns out OK.
And I did see a surgeon. I get surgery at the beginning of March. I'll be off work for 6 weeks...so I''m looking forward to spending time at home with my dk's.
Today was Ash Wednesday. Went to Mass with the dk's school. It was very long. But I really enjoyed it. I was happy to be able to go and see the young grow in their faith.
And then I went to work. Everyone was hounding me about the dirt on my forehead...only a few understood the significance of it. I ended up finding an excellent article on the significance of the ashes on Moneybag's blog...knew I could count on him. I printed it out and gave it to the girls to read.
I am looking forward to this Lenten season...I need to make a few changes in my life and this is the perfect time to do them.
And for Lent...once again I am giving up swearing. Last year I didn't swear once. Which was a miracle. So far I said one swear word...I'll have to work harder on it. And I plan on pulling out my prayer book and praying more prayers and reading scripture more.
I love Lent...it is a great time for self reflection,to improve ourselves and give thanks and praise to the Lord and of course for prayers, almsgiving and penance.