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The feelings are universal

Sometimes as moms we feel so alone (except why is it that I am never alone in the bathroom?). And yet it seems that often we are all thinking along the same lines. I am thankful that this blog and others give us the chance to share the things that we might not otherwise.

All around the net, moms are sharing similar sentiments about Lent. Here are a few to check out:

Elizabeth Foss

Danielle Bean

Eileen’s family made the crown of thorns Kat mentioned.

Also, Dawn has a really beautiful Lenten Craft planned for her family, perhaps something to file away for next year, when I hope to be back in maintenance mode (although around here we call it the plateau). Of course, with the best of intentions I told the children that next Christmas, when I was not pregnant, I would take them around the city to see the decorations, and Merry piped up “what makes you think you won’t be pregnant next Christmas?” I guess she’s been paying attention.

And, on the subject of our title, I share this quote I found on Danielle Bean’s website:

A mother is the most important person on earth. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any Cathedral — a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. — Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty

Melin agrees, I’m sure, and writes about the contentment that she feels in her role as mother. Her pictures always take my breath away, I wish she could follow me around and photograph my life!


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