7 Quick Takes Friday
El Camino De Santiago De Compostela
I went ahead and purchased a copy of the the recent-ish movie, The Way. I was going to just order it through Netflix, but the Camino is very special to my family. We drove the northern route from Italy in 1996, and in 2010 my three sons hiked this holy pilgrimage (to be honest, they did spend a chunk of time on the bus so that they could have a bit of extra time to go to the beach at the end of the pilgrimage). So, I decided it was worth owning a copy. It helps to keep some special memories alive.
A Novena Sign
I’ve been working on a novena to St. Thérèse, and in the midst of the novena my husband surprised me with a bountiful bunch of beautiful roses from our garden early Easter morning.
A Quiet Easter
We are down to just one child living at home now. The oldest is wrapping up school and had to help with a University Debate Tournament on Easter (Yes … on Easter! I agree … unbelievable!!!). Our middle son lives in Virginia and couldn’t get down to Texas. So, it was just my husband, me, and our 15-year-old. But, that’s fine. A quiet holiday is good sometimes. Besides the resurrection of Jesus, another good Easter story is of how Cleopas and his friend (his wife? – my favorite theory) spent the first Easter day walking to Emmaus, mulling over all the events of the few days before, ultimately spending a good chunk of the day with Jesus (Luke 24). I like that example – spending Easter in a quiet manner with Jesus.