Baby's first Holy Week
A first-time mom sees Easter anew through the eyes of her infant son.
For Lent last year, I gave up Easter. To be more precise, I gave up the Easter and Holy Week services that I love.
I wish I could say that this was a voluntary sacrifice, but it wasn't. It was the inevitable outcome of becoming a mom and realizing that your child's needs trump your own wishes. Mid-Lent, it occurred to me that my 6-month-old son, Matthew, would not take to my beloved Holy Week events with the same enthusiasm that I do.