Welcome, I’m Kristine.

Traditional Catholic.

Homeschooling Mom. Widow.

I’m chasing sainthood, keeping it real, and hoping we can lead one another along the Narrow Way.

Welcome, I’m Kristine.

Traditional Catholic. Homeschooling Mom. Widow.

I’m chasing sainthood, keeping it real, and hoping we can lead one another along the Narrow Way.

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Recent Blog Posts

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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Last year

November 22, 2021 |

{repost from 8/10/2021} Last year. He was slipping more each day. Waking at night, agitated. Wanting to go somewhere. More time than normal spent by his bedside. Kids reading books and playing Nintendo, myself snuggling under the big arms I fit so well under. Squeezing next to him in the hospital bed, crawling in there at night…

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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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On needing people

November 22, 2021 |

{repost from 8/2021} So, I am alone however I do very little on my own. And having a tribe around me has been a great means of growth in healing, discerning, and forging through this journey of life. I just got off a call with my (Catholic) therapist, right before my Mexico City pilgrimage zoom call. I…

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Returning love for love

November 22, 2021 |

{repost from 7/2021} Yesterday was kind of like all the perfect things rolled up in a pretty little bow. I mean, I got to go to Mass, confession, have a Holy Hour, pray both my Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, walk the dog by the water, hang with my bestie drinking sparkling rose, hit up sushi, trampoline…

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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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Let God be God

November 22, 2021 |

{repost from 7/2021} “In this world you will have much trouble but take heart, I have overcome the world!” John 16:33 When you lose your husband, everything else seems easy. When you have stared death and evil in the eyes, you know how to face it. You know how powerless and weak it actually is. You know…

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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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