Archive | April, 2011

Of Weeds and Scorpions

Recently Young Mom was writing about her daughter’s love for dandelions and how an elderly neighbor did her best to quash that love, to destroy that joy. This morning in the car I was recounting that story to Dom, incredulous. How can anyone so ruthlessly crush that kind of sweet innocent love? And I gazed […]

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7 Quick Takes

1. Bella has started trying out new words by using them in conversation and watching my reaction to see if they fly. This week’s words were gazing and glimpse. At the mall on Monday she was gazing out the window as she ate her pizza. (This rare trip to the mall was to get my […]

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Prayers Requested, Prayers Answered

Thanks be to God my mother-in-law’s knee is not infected! Thank you to everyone who’s been praying. Also giving thanks that my brother who’s been out of work for more than a year had a very promising job interview. The interviewer also gave him some very useful advice about his resume. Please pray for his […]

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The Happiest Baby

The Cradle Catholic onesie was a christening gift from Dom’s sister and her family. They also gave us two others. So today Anthony had his two-month checkup. He weighed in at just over 15 pounds—that puts him above the 97th percentile for weight, confirming my impression that he’s a big guy. He’s 23 1/2 inches […]

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Blessed Feast of St Gianna

Today is the feast of St Gianna Beretta Molla, one of my favorite saints. And though the day is almost over I can’t let it pass without a word about one of my favorite saints. St Gianna is such a beautiful patron for mothers. She was a physician who poured herself out for her patients […]

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty} All these photos were taken by my sister on Palm Sunday weekend. I never got around to posting them last week because Holy Week was crazy.   {happy} I just love my sister’s eye. How she makes me see my world in a new way. Things I take for granted. Things I see every […]

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A Mother’s Prayers

I’ve posted these prayers before. Currently I say both of them every night after we’ve tucked the children into their beds. I always stay and sit in the rocking chair after lights out and sing them a few songs. Then when the songs have all been sung, I recite these two prayers silently to myself, […]

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Easter Dinner

Anthony with Nanu, aka my father-in-law. I didn’t get a nice family portrait of all of us in our Easter finery. Getting ready for the Vigil we were in the usual panic that getting four kids ready for Mass entails. (Pretty much the same as the panic for three kids with the added stress of […]

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Noli Me Tangere

John 20:11-18 “Noli Me Tangere” by Fra Angelico, c. 1440 “Touch Me not, for I am not yet ascended to My Father.” The question arises here, Why might not our Lord be touched before His ascension, and how could He be touched after it?… Touch Me not, for I am fast passing for your great […]

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