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Mommy Mondays: Holding What’s Sacred

by Kimberly on August 5, 2013 · 0 comments

Following the religious definitions, in the very last entry, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “sacred” as “highly valued and important.”

My children and I have these little rituals, these interactive patterns of engagement through which we are letting the other know that he or she is loved. I have different rituals for my son and different rituals for my daughter. I hold these rituals close. I hold them sacred.

My sister is pregnant with her first child. She and her husband have a name picked out, but they’ve made the choice not to share the name until the baby is born. They are holding on to something sacred.

It seems to me that it can be all too easy to let go of what’s sacred for you and your family. The ease and accessibility of social media and video conferencing, the long-distance family members, the technology-enhanced transparency we have become accustomed to—all of these factors can easily tempt one to over-share and to lose sight of what is sacred and worth holding close.

I’m not really sure why this is important, it just feels like it is. It feels like in the crazy business of life, holding on to something sacred contributes somehow to maintaining your sanity and sense of self.


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