Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Last night I spent several hours at church.  It was such a wonderful experience.  I ran into several people I know from AA, and it was nice to see them.  The mass was so beautiful, and being a part of it, part of processions, etc., was a whole new experience.   I guess it is like I talk about in AA - the difference between being a participant and a spectator.  I prefer the participant experience.

I feel such peace in my heart this morning.  I feel so relieved.  There have been so many big deals going on in my life so it is so nice that right now I just feel like I have nothing huge to plan, work on, or dread.   I have a regular Friday to work - I am sure it will be quiet, many people have taken today off.  I will probably go to church tonight.  I will probably go to an AA meeting tomorrow morning.  I will do some shopping somewhere along the way for Easter baskets for my granddaughters.  There is Easter Vigil Mass tomorrow night.  And then Easter on Sunday.  I will have my kids and grandkids in shifts.  My family is very complicated, but my love for them isn't.  It is simple, real, and all encompassing.

I hope you all have whatever kind of sober day you would like to have.

12 comments:

Trailboss said...

There is nothing complicated about family's love.

Mary Christine said...

ummmm, restraining orders, supervised visitation, etc. It is pretty complicated.

Pam said...

That sounds so wonderful!
If the morning traffic level is an indicator of the day, it should be smooth sailing.

Ed G. said...

Blessings on your holiday and weekend.
We get to spend ours camping with 4 of our grandkids - perfect!!!

dAAve said...

Enjoy today.
It should be a Good Friday!

Banana Girl said...

Have a wonderful Holy weekend. You show me the way the people of the way live each day. Thanks for sharing your spiritual journey. It was a good reminder for me this morning.

Syd said...

Have a peaceful day, MC. Life is good, every piece of it.

Scott W said...

I was just discussing with Bill how he and I (and So) had golden childhoods. We are some of the lucky ones.

Steve E. said...

Fellow Participant(s), AA has tauhjt me that participating usually equals
enjoyment. And the theme of our Twelfth Step IS "Joy of Loving--I mean LIVING!" (Typo, but I left it in there!)

In fact I see now that I/we can and do, participate in LIFE again...and what a blessing.

Thank you for being YOU, Mary Christine, Don't change one bit--unless your aponsor tell you to -grin! HAPPY EASTER!

raino said...

happy easter. i love these plants - just bought one yesterday.

Kate said...

glad to hear you had a good day. God Bless!

Alive And Smiling said...

I just recently came across you blog and have really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing so much here and for reaching out to help others. Happy Easter to you!