For the next week, I will be immersed in a course I have been looking forward to for quite some time. I can’t wait to share my newly acquired knowledge and fresh insights with my readers when I return!
In the interim, I will publish short posts communicating some of my important values in this world of parenting.
P.S. I have just been nominated for a “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award” by Sparrow at spacemonkeytwins! More to follow and please check out her blog.
“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”
~ John Paul II
Last summer, I wrote about a Red Sox vs. Giants game where I viewed a YouTube video produced by the Boston Red Sox. This tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy was aired on the jumbotron prior to the first pitch.
There are no words for today.
Watching this is my way of honoring and remembering those whose lives were lost and the families and friends who lost loved ones, those who suffered permanent injuries, police and fire personnel, and the entire city with the biggest heart in the country.
As a practicing Catholic, I celebrated Palm Sunday yesterday by beginning Mass on the steps of our Church. There is a special Gospel reading about Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem and then the presiding priest blesses palm branches which were used to welcome Christ as he entered the city. This begins Holy Week which culminates in Easter Sunday.
This post is for everyone. The fact that I mention my personal experience of Palm Sunday, is simply a means to communicate a metaphor for each us, regardless of our spirituality. Traveling around in my car yesterday, I frequently gazed upon the palm frond on my passenger seat. I began to see the that the palm branch is a metaphor for parenting.
The Mediterranean Fan Palm was used in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, over 2000 years ago. This palm has several historical meanings going back to Ancient Greece.
How are parents like palm branches?
Wishing each of you joy and success as you spend another week growing the palm leaves of parenting your children.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I could use a great laugh today.
Ahhh, the innocence of childhood. Such a beautiful thing…