I was thinking about going to Mass this Sunday. We have never gone to Mass as a family. This is our first real High School Event as Payton goes into Serra High School (an all boys Catholic school). So anyway, as I was thinking about it, it dawned on me.
This is brilliant. What better way to kick off these sometimes frightening years than to get down on my knees and to pray to the powers that be for help, support, guidance and mercy.
So, dear friends, this Sunday I will don my finest apparel, march myself into the school chapel, get down on my knees and pray that the universe will be kind to my son (but not too kind because he needs to know REAL life), watch over him and keep him from doing anything too stupid (he'll be driving this time next year).