My five year old daughter has a better understanding of faith than I do after seventeen years of Catholic school. Yes, I was in Catholic schools from kindergarten through college. Two weeks ago during the Mass homily, she piped up with “Don’t just keep the thanks in Thanksgiving!” She and her sister attend a Lutheran preschool/daycare, and they participate in weekly sessions in the church with the pastor and their teachers.
The kindness that she shows to others humbles and awes me. Munch truly does inspire me to be a kinder, gentler person. I hope to regain my sense of wonder and awe at the world God has created through her eyes. Although her tendency to take her time to do anything drives me crazy, she observes the world around her. Munch forces me to slow down and appreciate the beauty of this season.
My sweet girl, thank you for the valuable lessons you teach me every day. Being your mommy is a privilege. I am so blessed to have you in my life.