Ronan did well at Mass last night, although he was on my back for most of it (piggy back - including when I received...and when he said nice and loudly YUM *as* I received). It was touch and go for a few minutes before, but he made it through to the end which means we all made it to the end. Taking Ronan to church can be tense. But we smile, breathe a big sigh of relief, and remember to thank God for amazing church moments, like last tonight's, when they happen.
Other things made me smile last night, too. The little girls brought a bag to Mass. It had their church books in it. And a barrel of monkeys. I wish you could hear the happy giggles I giggled when I saw the monkeys at the bottom of the bag when we got home. Why the monkeys? For good measure? To represent the monkey on my back? Or because life is a barrel of laughs?
Who knows, but oh, how they made me laugh.