I’m new to Catholicism, so I don’t know if I can technically say this. But considering the sin I confess most often at Reconciliation isn’t an actual crime, I’d say we’re safe.
There, I said it.
I have a raging temper.
This will probably come as a surprise to most, because I think I come across as a nice, calm little lady. Because for the most part, I am. But there are certain things that can really get under my skin and when I get to the end of my fuse, it’s all downhill from there.
I’m reeeeallly trying to be better about it – that’s the point of confession, right? But it always creeps back up again. I’ve really noticed this flaw of mine lately when I see it in my daughter. (Don’t you hate when your kids point out your biggest flaws without ever actually saying anything?! Sheesh, it’s humbling!)
Lately I’ve been turning to Mary for this. Growing up Lutheran, I never really understood the Catholic Church’s thing with Mary. Like many, I just thought they worshipped her. Which is obviously not true. Once I learned about the whole thing and how it’s an honoring relationship, I was totally on-board. It’s so cool to have so many people in Heaven to talk to! And I figure if I’ve got Mary praying for me too, then I’m sure to come out on top. 🙂
I started having the little anger-bug creep up again this morning and I immediately knew what I was going to do as soon as I got the kids down for nap.
I follow The Little Roses Shop on Instagram because they are awesome:) and I saw this idea a few days back. You make a macramé hanger, but it’s a Rosary!
So as soon as I got the kiddos down in their beds (and got water and found a missing stuffed animal and then to the potty and then more water and then back in bed – IYKYK), I went outside to find the perfect stick haha. This was pretty easy considering we’ve had crazy spring weather and the winds have knocked down plenty of limbs and branches.
I also had plenty of yarn on hand because I went through a crocheting phase. Except true to character, I never finished anything. So if anybody needs any 15×15 squares that were supposed to make a baby blanket but never will reach their full potential, give me a call. 😉
I sat down and started to pray. I did one long strand for the Apostles Creed. Then braided three strands for the Our Father. I added a single strand and tied knots for the three Hail Mary’s, and two singles for the Glory Be and Oh my Jesus prayers. I continued this for the entire prayer and finished with two single strands with one knot each for the Hail Holy Queen and Closing Prayer.
And it’s b-e-a-uuuu-tiful!
I hung it on the wall right next to my side of the bed so I will see it every morning when I wake up and every night when I go to sleep. That wall happens to be the wall I see each time I go potty too, so I’ll pass by pretty frequently. 🙂
I could have done so many more things during nap time today. And being that I work from home with two kids under three, you know ya girl is behind.
But this was worth it.
Taking time to just relax and talk to Jesus and his momma was juuust what the doctor ordered.
I’m so glad I did it.
You should totally do it too.
I promise it’s worth it.
But anyways, thanks for stopping by! Be sure to be on the lookout for a guest blog post on the Blessed is She website June 8!