Through Others Eyes (and Ears!)

by Sr Fidelis  

Recently, I had some members of my extended family come for a brief visit.  On the last morning, they attended our 7:00 am Lauds and Eucharist service. I deliberately planted myself next to my 10-year-old great-nephew, figuring he might need a little “guidance” through the service.  The church was quiet and still as we took our seats in the visitors’ section. The introduction to the opening hymn came floating from everywhere, as the organist surrounded us with the most beautiful melody.  I turned and caught the look of wonder and pure delight on Luke’s face as he reveled in the  moment. I thought to myself, “Don’t ever take this for granted”.

 

“Cooking Crazy”

The Monday dinner hour – who would imagine that 7 women (well, 5 girls and 2 women) in a kitchen between the hours of 5&6 pm could actually be so fun?  Monday is the night I cook and 9 times out of 10 I’m frazzled and running late.  But here’s what’s so cool – 5 girls coming in asking “do you need help” turns in to a cacophony of chatter, laughter, chopping, washing dishes….. It’s so great.  Everyone talks about their day, from the 8 year old to the 34 year old, dinner gets on the table, and we’ve just learned a little more about each other and thought a little less about ourselves.