Sunday, December 4, 2011

The little things

Every since I started learning about Catholicism (~2007), I've always thought that God could be found best in the little things in life.  A baby's smile, a flower, the right parking space ;)  Well, you get the idea.  Then I found the saints.  Especially St. Therese de Lisieux.  She's "all about" the little stuff.  So much so, that I picked her to be my patron saint at Confirmation.  Or maybe she picked me...

Today we went to a different parish for Mass, hubby had to be at work early so we needed an earlier Mass.  So St. Therese de Lisieux church it was.  Being that the snowbirds are returning from the north, the churches are getting rather full lately and finding a "good" (non-crowded) seat is getting more difficult.  We ended up grabbing a more crowded pew than I would have liked and made the best of it.

Given that I'm 2 weeks (!!!!) away from my due date, temperature has been an issue lately.  Too warm and I feel like I'm going to pass out.  It was warm in the church today...  But just when I started to get that I'm-going-to-pass-out feeling, on comes the air conditioning.  Somehow I had ended up in the spot that the a/c blows on!  It got me through the rest of Mass fairly comfortably.

It struck me while I was sitting there that it had to be divine providence that put me in that exact spot and the air conditioning to top it all off.  So, the question becomes, was it God "showing off", or St. Therese "showering down blessings".  Either way, thanksgiving was offered up for the wonderful blessing and it reminded me to notice the little things in life.

1 comment:

  1. Aww, you're SO close now!

    Great post, but I had to laugh at the A/C thing.
    As of right now it is 31 degrees and it feels like 25 degrees with snow on the ground. :)

    Praying for you and your little one!


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