Pre-Lenten Challenge: day 63

Divine Mother

I think about ending 2021, not with a bang, but with gratitude. My year, my experience, though quiet and filled with solitude, brought me here – back to myself.

The nurturer in me, trying hard to nurture myself. As if I’ve had to become my own mother, mothering me. Where’s the divine in that? It’s in everything a mother does.

I’ve learned thus far, caring for me isn’t selfish. In reality, I’m a mother of fur-kids. It may be more possible and easier to be selfish when you’re single, and just have dogs and plants to look after. But it’s really not that easy.

I have ageing parents. And I’m still learning that balance. What can I do for them, what can I do for me? Questions that plague adult children caregivers, of ageing parents.

So here I am, as I attempt to gently go into 2022. Because that’s what a mother does: gently ushers her children into the new.

Many blessings folks, 🙏🏼 Sandi

Pre-lent – I challenge you; day 75

God speaks through clouds: pic by Sandi

75 days until lent, starting today, 12/17/21.

Lent starts on March 2 – April 14, 2022. Sundays are not included, which brings the days to 46 technically, but these are sacred dates, and the calendar as we know it, doesn’t quite matter too much.

Last year, I started ‘Faithful Forty’ and diligently wrote for 40 days and 40 nights… without missing one day. Fellow bloggers, and readers, I challenge you to write 75 days straight until lent begins. Choose your topic, but whatever you write, be sure to do so authentically. Ask yourselves how Jesus Christ would do this and do that. Fiction, non-fiction, whatever.

Just bring your whole self to it. When I started ‘Faithful Forty’, I didn’t think I would do it. Somehow, I did. So can you.

Let’s go.

Sandi