Welcome to my weekly Daybook post here at The Littlest Way. This is a post where I gather all the ordinary things that happen or are happening in my day to day. Things like what I’m reading or listening to…eating and cleaning and learning…These are the small moments that make up my blessed daily life; and I want to remember them. I would love to read your Daybook, just leave it in the comments section below. You can use my prompts or make up your own to include items important to you; mine change depending on season and circumstance.
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Thanking God for…
::big, white, puffy clouds
::rain in August
::a good first week of school
::our Great Pyrenees
::watching my children play soccer
::a desire to create
::sitting on the front porch with Leo
::listening to my wind chimes
::a surprise phone call from a dear priest friend of ours
::his promise of prayers for Chris
::for my children as they discern who they are and the impact they are going to make in this world
::for my Godson and his wife who just had their first baby
::for all the young mommas who so desperately want to do all things right
::for the older mommas who realize that’s impossible
::for families–a target of the enemy
“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”
― Donna Ball
My large print Bible
Around the House…
We started our new school year last week. We have a Junior, Freshman, 7th, 5th, 3rd and Leo. We had a great first week! The Littlest Way was quiet. Hopefully I’ll find my momma/homeschooler/writer groove sooner rather than later.
In the Kitchen…
Along with a great first week of school, I did really well on breakfast, lunch and dinner for everyone. The kids usually have cereal with milk for breakfast. Last week we alternated between cereal, baked oatmeal and something else I can’t remember, lol! Lunches were well planned and well rounded and dinners were as well. The Littlest Way was quiet.
Our Domestic Church…
We are making our way through 33 Days to Morning Glory for Luke and Bridget who will make their Total Consecration soon. Luke chose the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows–September 15th and Bridget chose Our Lady of Guadalupe–December 12th. We are reading this book as part of our morning family school because those of us who have already made our Consecration can use the refresher.
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*In September, I’ll be tweaking the Saints Quotes posts just a bit. I think you’ll love the change!