So we had a great Palm Sunday, and now I totally get why this is known as the mass-which-is-dreaded-by-parents because hello children, please pick up your weapon at the door. So I get that now. But ain’t nothing going to bring me down today because eye poking aside, we received some crazy crazy news via early morning text message letting us know that our family – all 5 of us, right down to the petite little miss – will be hopping on a plane 9 days from today and flying across the pond yet again to visit Bella Roma for the canonization of my absolutely favorite holy man in all the land, John Paul II.
Yeah, you read that right; we’re going back to Rome, and we’re brining the baby.
So by official count, I think the Vatican can now expect 5 million and five pilgrims for the happy event. I cannot even fathom that this is happening, or that we’re really flying internationally with the kids again, but when God hands you an opportunity like this, you don’t hesitate for a silly reason like stark terror over 13 hours of flying. Nope. You just hop in the car and head to Walgreens for a passport photo shoot and utter prayers of thanksgiving that one of five passport offices in the United States that has the capacity to expedite the application process happens to be in your hometown.
God, You are ridiculous. And this Holy Week is going to be epic.
Can’t wait to tell you the full, crazy story behind it all. And please check out Evie’s mugshot.
Happiest of Holy Weeks…may we all enter deeply into His Passion, death, and resurrection. As for me, I’ll be reborn over a steaming cappuccino in the Eternal City in a little over a week and a half. (Can I take some of your prayers and intentions with me? Leave them in the comments below, or email them directly. I’d love to pray for you there.)