In our church, we take communion on a regular basis and we are also to take confession periodically during the year and as needed. Part of the preparation for confession and communion by fasting, which means no meat or dairy products, and also prayer. God is a lot smarter than some people think. The above is not only important for church, it is also critical for survival as a mother! It all leads to lessons in patience and trust in a higher being.
It teaches you and your children to trust in a higher being. You pray to God that you can hold it all together every day. Your kids better learn to pray to God also that you hold it all together.
The reward comes when the day is over and you look at them sleeping like angels as they sleep (right before they wake up and join you in bed). It also comes when they are so proud of the work they do in school and bring home papers to hang on the refrigerator. It comes when they graduate from high school and college. And finally the reward comes when they have children of their own and you sit back and giggle while they learn about the same patience you built them with! God I love gran
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!