I find that February has been a rather lackluster month I haven’t even done a bare minimum of one book a week. True, it is a short month. Also true: I spent almost one week of it in hospital in a drug-induced, baby-drunk stupor. It really is almost impossible to make much progress on book […]
Archive | February, 2011
Can I beg some prayers for a dear family friend who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Pat Watson sings in the choir with my mom. For years she came to eat dinner with us on Wednesday nights before their choir practice. She has been an honorary auntie to me and my siblings.
A rainy Friday, sleepy day. Literally sleepy. I sit in my chair and snuggle with my baby and sometimes he drifts off and sometimes I do, my eyes doing a slow blink and then I wake and realize I’ve been asleep yet again. A pleasant sort of haze to drift through when nothing is urgent […]
So now we’re finally home. Me and Anthony. It’s so good to be here. The girls are thrilled to have us home. It took a little while but I’ve begun to find ways to help Ben get settled into the new way things are. Ben was napping when we came home from the hospital. When […]
The asceticism that is essential to our divinization and that represents once again a synergy of grace consists in simply but resolutely turning every movement toward possessiveness into an offering. The epiclesis on the altar of the heart must be intense at these moments, so that the Holy Spirit may touch and consume our death […]
Anthony and I greet the sunrise at the hospital. Beautiful sunny flowers from Grandma B and Auntie Francesca brighten our room. Hospital table still life with Theotokos of Czestochowa. If Ben could take this window home with him, he would stand there all day looking out at the traffic. Church steeple with bassinet. Hospital bling. […]
So Sunday evening around dinner time it became increasingly obvious the contractions weren’t going away. I decided to call the doctor after we got the kids in bed. Of course she told us to go to the hospital. I tossed some things in a bag, gave few instruction to my sister and then Dom and […]
He surprised us last night, arriving at about 11:30. A big boy: 9 pounds 2 ounces, 22 inches. And needless to say I am madly in love with this handsome young fellow. Blessed be the Lord our God, blessed from age to age.
I woke at 3 this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. Contracting uterus and a sinking heart. Oh please, not today. With each new wave of pain I pushed the button on my phone to check the time. No closer together than five minutes apart no further than ten. No reason to wake anyone; […]
Arwen wrote recently about calming night fears with prayers. Tonight was one of the greatest night terror challenges I’ve faced yet as a mother. But we got through it eventually. Just as we were tucking the children into bed, Dom had turned on the light and shut the door and I was beginning to sing […]