Family Life

Life’s Pilgrimage

December 8, 2021

Hello friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve been able to write here but mostly because the kids and I have been prepping for a Traditional Catholic pilgrimage to Mexico City. We leave in the wee hours of the feast of the Immaculate Conception (aka tomorrow) with our FSSP Pastor and a bunch of other people from…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2021

Wishing you and yours a beautiful day of giving thanks. We woke early, went to Mass, stopped by the cemetery to gift Michael some new flowers, and headed back home to brunch it and finish up the rest of the Thanksgiving day food preparations. It’s just the kids and I today (their request)…we usually spent Thanksgiving just…

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Welcome!

November 22, 2021

Welcome, dear friends new and old! My little corner of the internet is finally up and running! My little space to let my fingers pour out what is skimming my heart. And I usually only share the skimming stuff because the underneath is reserved for my memoirs to the Lord but that’s OK. Because we get deep…

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All Saints

November 22, 2021

{repost from 11/1/2021} From tots and ham to solemnities. All Saints. Thanking God for those who have gone before, who now worship at His throne. Celebrating *all* the saints today, those we know and those we don’t. I don’t have much to say today. We went to Mass, stopped to pick up some flowers to spruce up…

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A torrent of graces

November 22, 2021

{repost from 10/3/2021} Grant us, we beseech Thee O Lord, to be fittingly prepared for the offering of these gifts and, through the mysteries of the most holy Rosary, so to meditate upon the life, passion, and glory of Thine only-begotten Son that we may become worth of His promises. (Secret, External Solemnity of Our Lady of…

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Serviam!

November 22, 2021

{repost from feast of Michaelmas 9/29/2021} Serviam!! Other than Christmas and Easter this is is greatest feast day for our little family, the feast of Michaelmas. The Feast of Michael, the Archangel. A day pretty much ordained for us. Michael miraculously woke from surgery on this day, two years ago. Um, his name: Michael Mauss. On the…

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Widow things

November 22, 2021

{repost from 10/2021} Let’s talk widow things. As a Catholic, there is much black and white. But as a widow, it’s pretty much all gray. Other than moralities (that apply to all states of life), very little has a right and wrong when it comes to widowhood. And I want to break the taboos of some topics…

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Be not afraid!

November 22, 2021

{repost from 9/2021} I get asked the question often, “are you worried about your kids?” It’s a valid question in light of the instability of our current age. (Honestly I think we’re coming out of a period of false stability and into what most humans faced in varying degrees in prior history, but that’s for a different…

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Dancing among the flames

November 22, 2021

{repost from 8/19/2021} I need to write tonight, I hope that’s OK. And I want to share this picture. It’s a picture I’ve been wanting to share for many months. And also a picture I thought about always keeping private. So here we are. Please hold this moment gently. It is a picture that sums up our…

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Happy Anniversary, my love

November 22, 2021

{repost from 8/4/2021} Agape. Mirror of the divine love. Forged through fire. Gold. Did you know gold is heated to the point of being melted and lost and just at the right moment is pulled out of the fire? And when the metalsmith can see his face reflecting off the surface he knows it’s done? Gold is…

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