I pictured myself creating liturgical rituals that would imprint themselves on my children's memories, memories that would help them live out the year according to feast days with pleasure and reverence.
And then it just never really happened.
I did pull off a few, especially during one particular year early on, when I was motivated to live out the beauty I was seeing all over the blogosphere. But I wasn't able to maintain that kind of ritual, and for a while I beat myself up over it, wishing I could give my kids the gift of marking the Church year in a beautiful, meaningful way.
Fast forward to now, and my two oldest girls are 12 and 10. Imagine my delight to discover that not only are my girls willing to take over feast day celebrations, they love doing it!
I'm over at Living Liturgy today, giving a few tips on how to encourage kids to celebrate the liturgical year. Come on over and chat with me!