While sitting next to my husband at Mass today, I felt a moment of peace. With all that we have going on, I welcome all the peaceful moments I can get!
I was actually kind of giddy as I drove to the chapel. It would be just the two of us going to church today. We never get to go to Mass at the same time, but it worked out so that we could go to the Solemnity of All Saints' Day together.
The last time we tried to go as a family, Ronan only made it to the Gospel. And if I recall correctly, he left the pew after a small struggle. Well, today's Gospel, which is all about the Beatitudes, is not one that I usually care for. In the past, it's reminded me of some thoughts I've wrestled with. I shared those thoughts not too long ago when things were not so peaceful in my heart and in our home.
Despite a rough start with Ronan after he woke up, which thankfully quickly diffused, there's no reason to mourn today. Sure, things can be just as frustrating now as they were a few months ago. Yes, life is still full of setbacks and some unknowns for us as well. But when I heard the Beatitudes today, I was lifted up. Being lift up is a lot better than feeling down in the dumps.
I'm beyond grateful for the good days. They bring such peace. Here's hoping and praying that there are more good days and more peaceful moments ahead - for me, for Ronan, and for you.