Giving Thanks

Today I’m thankful for New, old recipes Eager and enthusiastic helpers Peaceful babies, heavy with sleep Crazy family Dirty dishes Sweet, sweet cough medicine Wonderful friends that get me This guy who makes me laugh So very, very many blessings to count. ¬†God...

Vowed

Ten years. Ten years! How do you mark such an occasion when it feels as though it was yesterday that we said our vows and made that covenant and yet, “Feels like 30, seems like thirty. . . ” Every day we have made the decision to love and, yes, some days...

Panis Angelicus

“If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.” – St .Maximilian Kolbe Philip, Sunday, the 1st of July, was your first Holy Communion. You were BEYOND excited. You were at my bedside at 5:50 in the morning. In...

Perspective

I am, at the moment, completely alone in my house. Well, technically, Gemma and I are alone. And Monday’s here. (Can’t forget about her. Wish I could, but I can’t.) But really? It’s just like being alone and that NEVER happens. As I may or may...

Montage Monday Happy Bappy

I stole the title from the Hanson family who refers to the anniversary of a baptism as a Happy Bappy. It’s cute, right? Well, it was the first 100 times I heard “Happy Bappy, Gem-Gem!” from the kids but then. . . well, after that it wore a little...

Birthday

“I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted my request. Now I, in turn, give him to the Lord; as long as he lives, he shall be dedicated to the Lord.” (1 Sam 1:27-28) Change the hes to shes and this verse speaks our heart. Little Girl #5 arrived into...