Hello friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve been able to write here but mostly because the kids and I have been prepping for a Traditional Catholic pilgrimage to Mexico City. We leave in the wee hours of the feast of the Immaculate Conception (aka tomorrow) with our FSSP Pastor and a bunch of other people from our church and around the country. I can’t wait to update you all on the flip side with the abundant graces that are sure to be poured out on each one of us! I will be fasting and praying and carrying your prayer intentions with us.
I have some other things to update on (Avila’s first homeschool dance, Advent preparations, the Worthy of Wearing womanhood/femininity/style challenge and much more. But until then I’d love to leave you with some thoughts regarding being a pilgrim.
Heading to Mexico City as pilgrims (vs tourists) has got me thinking about our pilgrimage through life. In reading about being a pilgrim, I see that the main difference is a pilgrim is concerned with the destination, not simply the experience. As we walk on our knees towards the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe we won’t be thinking about the experience of our knees hurting but rather the destination of encountering the miracle that was responsible for the conversion of 8,000,000 pagans and subsequently the founding of America.
And in life, especially in light of losing Michael, the kids and I are less focused on what the experience of life is – namely what feels good and what brings pleasure – but rather we are focused on our destination of heaven. And we must pack lightly and prepare wisely and ignore the hunger pains and annoyances of the traveling in order to focus on arriving at our destination fully ready to be there.
There’s so much more I’d love to say (sorry, I say that a lot don’t I?? too much pondering, I guess…) but I’ll leave it at that for now. Please keep us in your prayers as we set off. And if you’d like to follow along on our day to day journeyings, pop over to my Instagram stories. I’ll make sure to share more here when we get back!