Eucharistic Motherhood

   My neck is out.  It hurts when I move it more than about 30 degrees.
   My back hurts.
   My jaw is tight and my eyes are bloodshot.
   It is so hard not getting more than 4 consecutive hours of sleep!  It is so hard getting out of bed three times per night in response to a crying baby!  It reeks havoc on your body!
   And then I recall: “This is my body, given for you.”  In the Eucharist, Christ gives His body for us.  When we give our bodies to care for and nourish our children, we are a tiny, minuscule reflection of Christ’s love for us.
   God, help me to see all these aches and pain as beautiful!