Last Sunday Jonathan realized that he could sing quite a few parts of the liturgy with me. I wish you could have seen the look of pleasure/joy/wonder/pride/self-consciousness on his face. It was perfect.
It is so hard, so often, to keep the kids quiet in church, to try, over and over and over, to focus their attention. There are so many times when I throw up my hands in frustration or take them home in tears (me, not them!)
And then there are days like September 26th, 2010, when I remember that it is all worth it.