Elijah got an invite to Great America; Priscilla decided that math tutoring wasn’t so horrible after all; Benjamin became a Cub Scout; Troy successfully played his first game of soccer after the unfortunate broken foot incident; I received a text from an old friend that made me laugh out loud at the park; Mary…well, she just discovered she could speak to birds – Finches in particular:
“Tweet, Tweet, Tweet, Tweet, Tweet. Mom, guess what that means.”
“I don’t know, babe, tell me.”
“I just said, Oh no, you didn’t! (all sassy like), in bird language.”
I’d no idea Finches were so sarcastic.
Today I was uplifted by a conversation with a mom who works her heart out to provide for her family. It’s often the humble quiet ones, the rarely all up in your face ones, that have the most to teach us about sacrifice.
”Meekness is an attitude of being content with both honor and dishonor. It is an imitation of Christ, who said, ‘Learn from me for I am gentle [meek] and lowly in heart ( Matthew 11:29).’ The meek are God-controlled and have mastery over their passions, especially anger. Meekness is not passive weakness, but strength directed and under control.” – From the Orthodox Study Bible