Lots of thoughts today. I didn't sleep well, and shortly after waking I got that same feeling that ended me in the ER (or ED if you're in the hospital business) a few weeks ago. Now that I know it's anxiety, it didn't last quite as long. Anxiety, anxiety, anxiety...sigh.
Yesterday was Taylor's last RCIA session before becoming Catholic. There will be one more session after Easter, and then I will have my Sundays back. Happy sigh. I have never taken my children to the Vigil. The last time I went was when I was pregnant with Geoffrey 24 years ago. I almost passed out. That's about all I remember...first trimester nausea. My kids, I admit, are not thrilled to be going to the Vigil. I am embarrassed that they feel that way, but there it is. Honesty. Nine readings and psalms in between. Baptisms. Confirmation. First Communion. It is the king of all Masses. I am excited to be there, but I guess I have more invested in it than my children do. What do you do? Do you attend the vigil? Do you bribe your children? I have no intention of doing that, but I was just curious what others do. I realize most people with young children do not attend the Vigil, but maybe some of you with older children do. I wish that they wanted to, but "askin' ain't gettin'" as Pork said in Gone With the Wind.
This week I'm going to stay away from the computer as much as possible. I took Taylor to make her first Confession this evening (happy sigh), and we'll go to Holy Thursday Mass and Good Friday service, and spend most of Saturday preparing for the Vigil. It's going to be a busy week, but I'm looking forward to every event.
Just a reminder, before Easter, if you need a rosary for a First Holy Communion or Confirmation, please check my Etsy shop. I have more rosaries listed than I ever have, and I have supplies for a lot more. I appreciate your support of my apostolate.
I will be praying for all of my readers this week as we celebrate the beautiful traditions of our Church, remembering the last days of Our Lord's life on earth, and rejoicing at His resurrection.