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It Is in Experiencing Bitterness, That One Can Fully Appreciate Sweetness.

The day that I am writing this, October 13, 2011, consisted of taking my youngest child Jack out for a very special lunch. What was theRead more »

The Miracle that is Mallory

A tiny life that changed mine: What is time? In the grand scheme of life, sometimes, it goes fast, sometimes slow. When you lose a child,Read more »

Dear Bill

My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage on Mother’s Day in 1999.  I had announced the pregnancy during Easter week, letting everyoneRead more »

Mom, I’m Sorry…

A blur of green and a crash, followed by a sad-faced eight-year-old coming into the kitchen holding one of my Willow Tree figures… ItRead more »

On having a large family…

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalms 127:3 Early in our 37 year marriage, my husband and IRead more »

Bats in the belfry…

So, last time I posted it was the jackhammers.  I know you’re dying for an update – so I have to say it is getting a littleRead more »

Christ Does Not Call Us To Be June Cleaver

Image Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Peach-Pie-2 On a perfect day, I would get up well before my family to get dressed andRead more »

Fair isn’t always Equal

Before I became a stay-at-home mom, I was a middle school teacher.  At the beginning of every year, as we went through teacher training,Read more »

Prayer Changes Things

Last week was a long week.  On Monday my oldest son had ear surgery, my second son left our homeschool for Catholic schools, my mother inRead more »

Jesus loves the little children

* * * But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” MatthewRead more »

Mars, Venus, and… jackhammers.

I’ll be honest – I’ve never blogged before.   I’m not much of  a writer, in fact the entire act of writingRead more »

Here I Am Lord, Send Me…As Long As It’s Where I Want to Go

“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 The start of aRead more »

Mercy and Justice -or- My Perfect Confession

+JMJ+ I’m Catholic and have been since birth.  My faith has always been part of the definition of me.  That being said, in May 2010Read more »