A Month of Transition
The month of May is significant. It is the month in which Mother’s Day is celebrated. It is the month of graduations. And, for Catholics, it is the month of Mary.
For me, this May holds special significance, as it is the month in which my youngest child graduates from high school. It signifies both an end and a beginning. It also marks a time of celebration and tension—graduation festivities with divorced parents and far-flung relatives add a level of strain to the celebration. Gone are the days when I had to drive my daughter to and from soccer practice or help with a science-fair project. The present is dominated by practical logistics: finalizing which college she will attend, a decision that never seems to be quite complete; negotiating curfews and her lingering childhood limits, a new round of debates triggered by the onset of summer.
*Editor’s note: Full print content also includes a sidebar by well-known author and blogger, Sarah Reinhard. It contains practical advice on how to engage your family (specifically your children) in the faith.