Lent starts tomorrow, and I am really struggling with plans to make this a great Lent, not only for me, but also for my family. I am really struggling with what to do. Last year, I gave up games on facebook-but that didn't go so well. I really want this Lent to be about well, preparing for Easter. How many times have I thought about what to do to get by with the bare minimum? What if Jesus had done that? I also want my boys to really be involved this year as well.
I purchased this book as a daily reflection book for Andy and I. I am excited to have something to meditate on over Lent. The boys have come to the consensus that they are giving up computer time and video games for Lent. I am proud of them for doing this, and it will not be easy.
As for me, I am not sure what sacrifice I am making. I feel like there are so many things I could give up-diet coke (but it is my ONLY source of caffeine), facebook and/or blogging (but then I feel like I will be in this solitary abyss, and I will miss my friends). I am really struggling with the decision. I want to have a fruitful Lent. I am just not sure how to go about it.
I did post on FB yesterday that I was thinking about giving up FB for Lent. So many people said just limit it. That, for me, is not a sacrifice. I just don't know!
One thing I do know is that I need to rethink schedules and such. I have been feeling so overwhelmed lately. You would think it would have been when Alex was born, but that was the easy part. Now that she is scheduled, I feel like I have these little burst to get things done when she is napping. I just am feeling like I am running all the time in between bottles and feeding (she now is eating baby food 3 times per day!). Afternoons are awful! We get the boys from school, and it is a rush for snacks, bottle for Alex, homework, feed her baby food, get dinner going, and then Andy runs in the door, we have 30 minutes as a family and I run off to teach until 10. I don't want to be whiny. We have a great, blessed life with beautiful children. I am just running low on steam. I need to find time to pray more, read and craft. Sigh-don't know how I am going to do it!
I am going to figure this Lenten plan today. I'll let you know what I decide!