For every time I’ve said no, there have been 10 tiny yeses.
because you asked, I will stay just a little longer
because you asked, I will wash your feet in the kitchen sink
because you asked, you are allowed to ride your race car bike, your scooter, your tricycle through the house and around the island around the island around the island this ridiculous winter
because you asked, we will have pancakes for dinner
because you asked, you may say the grace at dinner and thank the Lord for pencils
because you asked, you can wear my heels with your elephant jammies
because you asked, we will find videos on helicopters (again)
because you asked, we will risk emotional armageddon at 4pm on a school day and head to the bookstore to buy your first Bible
because you asked, I will call Dad so you can hear his voice
because you asked, you may have cake for breakfast
because you asked
You will ask for millions of things in your lifetime. I won’t always have this magical power to make your whims and dreams come true… but for now,
ask me another.
Lent, the 40 days of observation and remembrance before Easter, begins on Wednesday. This year I’m going to actively search for meaning and promise instead of waiting for and expecting it to find me.
There will be no regular Monday & Thursday posting here throughout Lent. Instead, I’ll tell my own story of Lent through pictures, following these word-prompts beautifully curated by catholicsistas.com.
P.S. #26? Laetare? It means rejoice. REJOICE!