We really knew it was a message from above when we were in mass last Saturday evening, though, and our priest talked about it in his homily. He talked about how hard it is not to worry in this day and age, and how we are always on a mission to do and be and go and frantically moving from one thing to another, constantly worried, and how hard it is to slow down and give our worries to God and Jesus. This was especially powerful for me to hear, because back in my Lenten confession, the priest told me there would be no fear, nothing to worry about in heaven, and to try to remember that as I went about my daily life.
It is so easy to get caught up in schedules and time management, and time seems to slip away more quickly every day. And no matter how many times Brady and I tell ourselves to slow down, we still get caught up in the stress of every day life. Brady told our priest how much we appreciated him after mass, and I shared that his homily really struck our hearts and how Brailey is a wonderful example of what he was talking about in his homily, and he agreed that her special way of going through life is a blessing.
We told Brailey how special it is that she enjoys the things she loves so much. I don't think she really gets it, because she is at the stage of life where time is in endless supply. But we hope she always carries that magic with her, where ever she goes. And we are going to try even harder to follow her example, and stop and, literally, smell the roses.
|Brailey as a toddler, already enjoying pretty flowers.|