1. A Family of Faith
For the past two years, I have taught Sunday school classes at my church, which have not always been all rainbows and lollipops for me (apparently I am not stern enough??) Well this summer, I have been wavering back and forth on my decision about whether or not to teach this upcoming fall. Thankfully, the decision was taken away from me in such a wonderful way….which was a great blessing!
Apparently our parish has decided to do the Family of Faith program this year instead of our traditional Sunday school classes. I did a little research into this program and it looks really fun. Basically, the parents are the teachers and receive homework once a month that their families must do together. Then later in the month, all the families get together for fun activities to reinforce the monthly lessons we have learned. This is a new trend in the Catholic Church, which will hopefully strengthen the family unit and help the children to get a more well rounded Catholic education in the comforts of their own home.
2. Healthy Children
Sadly, many people I know have been having a lot of medical issues lately. Whenever, I hear about sick children in particular, I always remind myself to feel blessed for my healthy children. Good health is a wonderful blessing that we all take for granted, especially in loved ones. Being more thankful for my healthy children also helps me to look past all of their annoying habits/behaviors and simply be thankful that they are still here with me, while acknowledging that so many families do not have that luxury.
3. A Wonderful Extended Family
I know not everyone is lucky enough to have a close or even healthy relationship with their extended families, so it makes me feel even more blessed to acknowledge that I do. It is such a blessing to know that I can count on someone to give my daughter a ride to various activities, borrow random ingredients that I somehow forgot to add to my grocery list, or even to simply have someone willing to listen to my worries/concerns (which are always abundant) whenever I need to talk to about them. My family is one of my greatest blessings and I hope they will always know how much I love and appreciate them, even if I forget to tell them from time to time.
How were you blessed this week??