I am no paradigm of Lenten sacrifice, but I am proud to say that I made it through Ash Wednesday's fast. I am a bit amazed because the average toddler has more willpower than I do. It was a hard day and I was dog tired from being up all night Tues. with A. But I did not eat meat. I did not buy a Starbucks on the way to swim lessons. I did not snack between meals -- which is like giving up breathing! And I did not succumb to the temptation of the milk chocolate Moose Munch bar I found at the bottom of my tote bag, which I don't remember buying so to my sugarless, tired, semi-hungry brain it must have been placed there by Satan himself.
I did pray a LOT.