boutineers and placing them at her feet, the second grade and eight grade court, the crowning and praying her rosary in community. And, I get to do it all again in about an hour at the High School.
Then, there's our children. Sometimes, they just catch me off guard. I had my 11 year old daughter request a new pair of shoes this week. I told her I had no problem getting her a new pair of shoes. (She's used to hand me downs.) Then, long about 10 pm, past her bedtime, she crawled up on the pillow next to mine and asked, "Ya wanna know why I want new shoes?" "Yes." This 11 year old, crazy, fun, over the top goofy child of mine told me this... A girl in her class was made fun of for the shoes she was wearing so she stopped wearing them. My daughter thought that if she bought the exact same shoes and started wearing them, the other girl could wear her shoes too without the teasing or if there was teasing, somehow, with numbers, it wouldn't matter. I could not help but tear up. What a sweet gesture!
So, I've been thinking that there is a difference between being strong or tough and being sensitive. There's a place for all of the feelings God has bestowed on us. And for this Month, sensitivity is in this place.