Here is a picture of me 43 years ago at my first birthday...cutie aren't I?
Well today I am 44.....actually right about this time also. Forty Four years ago, Jack, Jill and Mary Beth were playing at Peachtree Hills Park waiting to meet their new sibling.
I had a fantastic morning......went to my Familia Group facilitator meeting. Familia is a fantastic group of women at my church who meet to focus on our roles as Catholic Moms and Wives. We do Gospel reflections and study the Catechism of the Catholic Church along with papal encyclicals and documents (things written by our Popes) focusing on family life- which is kind of neat reading the teachings of the church and figuring out how to apply it to your daily life - it ain't easy days!
We started off the meeting with the celebration of the mass. What a great way to start any day let alone a birthday. I learned that St Francis of Assisi was 44 when he died.....wow, what wonderful things he did from his little village in such a short time. Put my 44 years in perspective and made me think about my life right now and where I am.
I got the best gift at mass, when it was time to kneel during the consecration, Sarah dropped down and kneeled with me both times for the duration. What a big girl!!!! Its nice being able to share my faith with her, sure she is a total copycat right now, but who would think seeing a 2 year old kneeling in church was cute. The angels were smiling and dancing for sure.
We had a great meeting after mass talking about John Paul's apostolic letter Mulierus Dignitatem; which deals with the Dignity and Vocation of Women. Good stuff to ponder!
I came home stoping by my favorite bakery/sandwhich place Henri's which has been around Atlanta for 75 years. Love those poboys! Yes I know this is totally NOT heart healthy eating, but I have been an Henri's poboy fan as long as I can remember. We got home and I had a beautiful bouquet of roses from Andy.
We ate, played with Sarah Cate - since I put her in the nursery while I was in the meeting, and then watched an episode of Curious George.
As for the rest of the day, who knows what we are up to. I think my big birthday dinner will be monday night at the Fish Market in Buckhead.....so tonight we will just probably catch up on TIVO'd shows.
Thank you God for a wonderful day with my family. Its been a very happy day and I am truly blessed.