We started with Mass. The girls were eager as they hurried through breakfast and got dressed. I was a little afraid, going by myself with all three kids. Ben was already cranky and rubbing his eyes before we left. I warned the girls that he might not let us stay. But it worked. We met […]
Archive | May, 2010
On this day, two years ago, Sophia Therese was baptized and received new life in Christ. The Holy Spirit renews us in baptism through his godhead, which he shares with the Father and the Son. Finding us in a state of deformity, the Spirit restores our original beauty and fills us with his grace, leaving […]
First, this morning I offered my Mass for all women for whom Mother’s Day is a cross. For women whose hearts are full of the longing to be a mother but whose wombs and arms are empty. For mothers whose children have preceded them to eternal life. For mothers who have children in heaven that […]
In the past four years I’ve written extensively about the challenges of being an introvert and a stay-at-home mom, about the longing for friendship, and about the ways that the internet has been a blessing and a curse to me as I struggle to find my way in this world: Stay at Home Moms and […]
Melissa Wiley is having a lovely discussion about books in her comments today. Specifically about favorite books. The ones you reread until they were about to fall apart. I’ve more usually been a book devourer rather than a savorer. I gobble them up and retain very little. So my list is rather short. There is, […]
I am offering up today for my friend the philosopher mom, who is due to be induced today.
[I wrote this last year and hesitated to post it at the time. But on re-reading it I’ve decided to go ahead and put it out there. ] God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living…. For God formed man to be imperishable; the image of his own […]
Sophie and Bella amused themselves brushing my hair after I’d brushed and braided theirs after their bath. Ouch! As she tugged and tangled it, she announced to me that I had oatmeal in my hair. (She pronounces it eeo.) Bella added that I had peaches in my hair.