Today I am grateful for Em, who brings me a lot of joy and laughter (that sounds like lyrics to a song). It only makes sense that her Twitter handle is @EManatejoy! I am also grateful for her guidance and all the wonderful coffee dates we’ve had thus far.
I can’t remember the last time I got to lay on my mom’s bed with her and just talk about life. Though I still live at home with my parents, we have very different schedules so it’s challenging to find quality time. Because of this, I’ve grown to treasure the simple conversations over dinner or praying the Rosary as a family on a different level. Their countless acts of service day in and day out speak volumes. I am eternally grateful for their big and small gestures of love.
I am grateful for many things today. I had the opportunity to do service with my teens all morning, sorting an overflow of food donations. I also got to cook an early Thanksgiving meal with my awesome volunteers and some teens for dinner, which was fun and hilarious. But the icing on the cake was spending the evening together in front of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. There is no place I would rather be with my teens than in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, our King (Happy Solemnity of Christ the King!). Our monthly teen holy hours are made possible by Fr. B, so I am also very grateful for him, for the Holy Priesthood, and his love for the youth.