Another link-up! Again over at Suscipio, this time we are sharing our rosaries:
My husband bought this for me as a Baptism gift. I love the clear beads that have a hint of colour to them when the light hits just right.
What a wonderful night that was. I was 4 months pregnant with our first child, we had been married for about 15 months, and were living in a tiny apartment in Toronto where we both worked at the time. Both sets of our parents made the late night trip into the city to attend my Baptism at the Easter Vigil. My husband was my sponsor during the RCIA program, and we both grew closer together and learned so much about our faith during that 8 month time. We became great friends with our Priest, who we miss dearly, but did make the trip back in to see him after our son was born, and he Baptised him.
I wish I could say that I pull out this precious rosary each and every day, but I don’t. I am a bit ashamed to say that I have only used it a few times, and that’s not because I have another rosary I use more…I know how so many people love to pray the rosary, I know how healing and comforting it can be, I’m just a little intimidated by it. Which is just ridiculous, but it’s true. I know the only way to get better at it, is to pray it more often. And I’m sure God isn’t up their laughing at me or getting frustrated with me if I mess up the order of the prayers, or skip something by mistake, but I feel awful when I do. And the few instructions I have found online or in print have still been a little confusing as to what happens and when. The best I have found so far, is in a prayer book that belongs to my 2 year old, which makes me feel completely ridiculous, but I am kind of like a 2 year old in my faith. Sometimes I still feel so new to all of this, and that I don’t really fully understand what it is to be Catholic. My husband was raised Catholic, and in a very good Catholic home. He also minored in Religious studies in University (he often impresses Priests with his understanding and knowledge of the Bible), so it’s harder for me because I am so new to all this.
We have talked about doing a family rosary night once a week, and getting the kids involved in it. I love this idea, and that way my husband can teach me too 🙂
I would love your encouragement, I want to pray the rosary more, so please any advice you have would be wonderful, and any resources you have that might have helped you would be great too.