Today is a busy day in our home! I am Spring Cleaning, then we have a St. Patrick’s play date (even though his feast was suppressed) with friends this afternoon, then I need to head to the store and pick up a some more Easter Eggs–which is totally awesome, we are now very close to hitting $2000–then it’s back home for more cleaning and a light dinner.
Starting today and for the rest of Holy Week our family meals will be very simple, though still nutritious and filling, to add to the sacrifice and help us to become more aware of the austerity of this week — in addition to giving us more time for praying, cleaning and preparing for Easter.
Before I get back to work, I wanted to share this link to a great Detailed Cleaning list in case you are busy Spring cleaning too! It is from Flylady, and is in pdf format. I printed it off and customized it for home.
Have a very Blessed Holy Monday!
For Monday of Holy Week Psalm 21:1-12
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, far from my prayer, from the words of my cry? O my God, I cry out by day, and you answer not; by night, and there is no relief for me. Yet you are enthroned in the holy place, O glory of Israel! In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried, and they escaped; in you they trusted, and they were not put to shame. But I am a worm, not a man; the scorn of men, despised by the people. All who see me scoff at me; they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads: “He relied on the Lord; let him deliver him, let him rescue him, if he loves him.” You have been my guide since I was first formed, my security at my mother’s breast. To you I was committed at birth, from my mother’s womb you are my God. Be not far from me, for I am in distress; be near, for I have no one to help me.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.