Faith is hosting a regular Tuesday Strewsday. Sharing that with which we have strewn our children’s paths.
Okay, I know it’s not Tuesday. I know I’m late. It’s been that kind of a week.
And because it’s been that kind of a week I have been at wit’s end, trying to think what exactly it is that I, that we, have strewn this week.
Then it came to me.
I may not have been doing a great deal of visible, intentional strewing for my homeschooler, for the family, but I have been strewing myself. My life.
In my interactions. My discussions. My silences. My actions. My life of attempted consistency, of trying , of striving to be faithful, of going to Mass, praying the Divine Office, sharing the liturgical year, going to work, household chores, workouts, reading, work at home, writing..
In the end, it is who I am and what I do that speak volumes to my children. Especially to young adults and teens . Who look beyond the rhetoric and the public persona to the real mother.
“…the most effective educational method is not the word of instruction but the living example without which all words remain useless. ” from “Woman” , page six, Edith Stein (St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)