Donna Cooper O'Boyle has a really lovely article called A Mother's Lenten Strategies in her "Blogging Moments". Donna reminds us that, as mothers, we can very naturally give up our time and attention throughout Lent.
Donna recounts how one of her daughters used to say, "Mommy, turn your face here!"
How many of us have been asked to turn our faces there?
Turn to their stories, turn to their puzzles, turn to the marching band, turn to a Play-Doh creation ... turn and really look. Really listen. Turn to a squabble. Turn to a sad teen, turn to a young adult on the threshold of a new life. Turn and look. And listen.
Thank you, Donna, for a beautiful reminder that applies to every mother, every parent, at every stage of life.