Of course at the heart of our family is our faith. It drives us in so many ways. I can already see the kids taking their faith and creating a worldview of daily and spontaneous prayer, service to others, formulating thoughts about life, death, goodness, and sin, getting sad when we can't make it do daily Mass (Levi mostly because he wants to make trouble there), and simply spending time with Our Lord quietly in their hearts. It's so beautiful.
These things in the quiet (not always quiet), in the mundane, in the everyday happenings of routine and life is where a family is built. Sure the big stuff is fun and memory-making, but it's in these little things, these little moments, that my heart and their hearts become at peace. Perhaps this is a big reason why I love homeschooling so much. Yeah, it's sucks sometimes (but actually not really) however I get to have these moments all throughout the day. It's like they are the glue to our existence - the simple things we share - and they bond us through the craziness coming from everywhere else. (PS: upon editing I shall never use the words things again. It's just that it's early in the morning and I've only had one cup of coffee and I need to get off the computer so I'm not going to change it.)
Today I will stop and choose to recognize (or create opportunities) for these beautiful moments to happen. I finally have the laundry under control so now I maybe have time to do that.
And, for the record, this is how Levi likes to spend his little moments: driving cars up and down my arms.