I don’t know designer clothes, or fancy cars, or big houses and definitely don’t feel as though I’d be comfortable with them. Rather, I want memories of the people I love, moments with my children when we laugh so hard we’re clutching our stomachs, and taking a moment to enjoy the beauty of simplicity.
I love being a Catholic mom. Catholic moms are some of the best in the bunch. We know our time on this earth is fleeting. We know our kids, our lives, aren’t going to be perfect all the time. Catholic moms know perfection is something to strive for. And it’s okay to laugh when it doesn’t happen.
Everybody’s heard the news: practice social distancing, remain home unless leaving is essential, groups of less than 10 people, wash your hands. But how do you stay Catholic and sane during this pandemic?
Raising your kids Catholic and doing what you can to ensure they remain immersed in the divine faith of the Church is challenging in today’s world, to say the least. Over the years, I’ve found certain things to be really helpful for me and my children.
Imagine a world where Catholics are known as “those guys.” Those folks who are giving, joyful, compassionate, and loving. Those who tip graciously, speak kindly, act honesty, and get to know the poor. Those who listen. Those whose faith penetrates their lives and the lives of others. Those who really care and love and cry and walk beside those who have no one else to walk with them. Wherever they are. Wherever they’re at. Imagine that kind of world.