Saturday, April 14, 2012

Holy Week

I feel so blessed. I AM so blessed, regardless of how I FEEL, and one of the things the Lord has been showing me is that I need to focus more oh how much He helps me (because He does!) and less on how tired I am.

This week, I think, God helped me A LOT. I was able to make several of the services. And that was a huge blessing. We did not go to the 12 Gospels service on Thursday night and on Wedesday, our kids were so fried that we scooted out the door as soon as we got our Holy Unction...B had been having a panic attack during the whole service.

So, Thursday night we stayed home and read the 12 Gospels together as a family. I decorated our fireplace mantle with some silk flowers found in our craft bin, and the right icons, and some candles. I know silk is a bit "redneck" but hey, we are shame!

The past two days I've been very busy in the kitchen. I've made SO MUCH FOOD...most of in "diet legal" junk food....GF cream puff shells, GAPS soda bread (well, B made that), GAPS nougats and chocolates which are ironically "lenten". I dyed the eggs reddish with onion skins, and found some gluten free salami at the store. I also bought some yummy sheep milk cheese and organic wine for our basket. It's been a busy two days, but I have been able to pace myself. I'm counting on a second wind to get me through the service tonight. Pure adrenaline!

We are all so excited! Pascha! Just a couple of more hours and we'll be heading out the door.

I was blessed to make it to Church this morning, and that was wonderful. Arise O Lord judge the earth, for to Thee belong all nations!


Mimi said...

Christ is Risen!
You did good, my friend. Lovely basket.

Matushka Anna said...

Christ is Risen!!

Good job simply surviving - that's how I felt anyway!

I have tagged you (: