This week was incredibly busy for us, as it seemed every thing was due at once. We had so much paperwork, that we did not have a free second all week. Then we realized it was the beginning of Lent, and we missed it.
Lent is something, for me, that is a new concept. I did not grow up practicing it, and it always seemed so foreign and strange. But then, while in China, we had a family that practiced it and put on the sedar meal, and for the first time I began to understand what it is all about, and how amazing liturgy can be. I actually feel a loss because we were looking forward to beginning our own traditions this year.