Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Beautiful Evening

What a beautiful evening! After leaving my grandparents this evening I came home and had a nice long bath. I then went out to deliver some of the cookies I had made earlier to my goddaughter's family. She's a little young yet to be eating cookies, but her siblings seemed most grateful (at least judging by how many cookies they ate!). I hung out with them for a couple hours, playing with the kids in the backyard, changing poopy diapers, and just joining in on good ol' family fun. I ended up on the couch reading The Velveteen Rabbit to the three oldest kids. . . by the end of the story the three year old had fallen asleep snuggled up next to me. As always, it was a real blessing to spend time with them. Once everyone was tucked in to bed I snuck out myself and headed home. On my way home though I decided to stop by the beach to catch the end of the sunset. I ended up praying the rosary sitting on a log on the beach, watching the sun set over the ocean, mountains, and dozens of small islands nearby.

Thanks be to God for beautiful days such as today full of many simple blessings!