Family Life

Tasting joy

November 22, 2021

{repost from 7/2021} Back home after my birthday trip and I sure do miss the Airbnb dance parties. Back to embarrassing my kids in the grocery store. I mean, Whole Foods has legit the best 90’s music. I think I need to chat with the manager and get their playlist… But what a place we are in.…

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From lover to nurse

November 22, 2021

{repost from 7/2021} Oh, to be a caregiver. To go from lover to nurse. To walk the road of cancer. For 11 months, from diagnosis to his death, this is the path we endured. Michael suffered his own journey – one of life threatening reaction after another. Of physical pain and suffering. Of losing his mind, his…

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Michael

November 22, 2021

{repost from 7/2021} Many of you never met my late husband. You don’t know who he was as a person, as a dad, as a husband. And that’s normal life, none of us knows everything about everyone. But one thing he was, even before I met him, was an incredible man. And that was because he was…

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Squeezing life out of life

November 22, 2021

{repost from 7/2021} I have a tattoo that says, “memento mori, memento vivere.” Remember death. Remember to live. Life is short and blah blah blah. Well let me tell you, LIFE IS SHORT. “The days of our years in them are threescore and ten years. But if in the strong they be fourscore years: and what is…

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Then there was only love

November 22, 2021

{repost from 7/2021} As wives we do all the things to take care of our husbands. Packing lunches and ironing shirts (including the time the steamer gave me third degree burns) and planning date nights. (But I’m not a wife now, so I guess my version is past tense…) We do it because we love them and…

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Yes Day!

November 22, 2021

{repost from 6/2021} “O God, Who hast prepared for them that love Thee good things unseen: pour into our hearts such love toward Thee, that, loving Thee in and above all, we may obtain Thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire.” Collect, 5th Sunday after Pentecost As I walked into the church this morning I…

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All the grace

November 22, 2021

{repost from 6/2021} The grace is palpable in our home. Help me, help me, help me is what I say with every other breath. And He is. Help me raise these kids. Help me have clarity in how to lead them. Help me be patient. Help me. And He is helping me and Michael is still helping…

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Brides of Christ

November 22, 2021

{repost from 6/2021} Down in adoration falling, Lo! The ancient host we hail! (Intro Tantrum Ergo) On the feast of Corpus Christi (thurs.) and on the external feast of the same (today) my beautiful girls received their Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Avila, being filled with the Holy Ghost, fully initiated into the faith she…

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A beautiful morning

November 22, 2021

{repost from 5/2021} “O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are His judgments, and how unsearchable His ways! For who hath known the mind of the Lord Or who hath been His counsellor? Or who hath first given to Him, and recompense shall be made Him? For…

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Little Lute Linebacker

November 22, 2021

{repost from 4/2021} I thought about getting a dog for months before pulling the trigger. The thoughts started swirling after Michael died. It was a big decision but long story short this was the right puppy and the right time and my prayer was that he would be a blessing for our family. I’m already maxed out…

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