There was so much delight in those early years as my kids were full of wonder about what I considered to be very normal things. I started to realize that my rushed and jaundiced view of life was probably the thing that needed to change. Rather than “speeding them up” for more important matters, I began to slow down and notice. I gave myself permission to let in the joy of awe and wonder that they so easily held. And I found gratitude once again.
Lord give me the grace to be able to see the miracle of existence! May I be filled with gratitude and wonder each day, every day, for the gift we call life, and may I live it for you. Amen