For the past 18 months I have often wondered what “normal” means. What does that even look like? After losing Sophia, our life as a family of 4 has seemed to be anything but normal. Though I’m not sure what normal really means for us, there are a few things about it that I [...]
The catechesis(faith formation) of the last couple of generations of Catholics has been extremely disheartening. Being a product of that poor passing on of the faith, I feel I can say that without a doubt. Although I feel a bit cheated by the lack of faith formation that I received before adulthood, I [...]
Just checking in to say hello and let you know that I am here, we’re doing well, and that I’ll be back eventually! I blinked and realized that over a month has passed since I last wrote here or really even looked at this site. In trying to keep [...]
This stuff is too good to forget, so I’ve been taking notes! Our little budding theologian has had a lot to say lately. I can hardly believe he is preparing to enter his last year in the single digits! What an amazing young man he is becoming. I love that he is so comfortable [...]
In light of my last 2 posts I feel the need to clear the air a bit.
When I read blogs I sort of get an overall picture of the person writing it. In general I tend to read ones about homeschooling, homesteading, parenting, and faith. In reading those blogs, I often have to [...]
Distracting myself with writing about other topics here has been a welcome break lately. Not that I really need to be distracted though, that comes pretty naturally anymore. Multi-tasking is kicking my behind most days. But I keep trudging along; living, breathing, eating, sleeping, teaching, loving, praying, hugging, crying, talking, reading, rinse and repeat.
In the past month, 2 separate couples that we know have chosen to do away with unnatural birth control methods to embrace Natural Family Planning and have thanked us for being open and honest about it. Can I just start by saying how amazing that is!?!? Although we really can’t take [...]
January 28, 2013 ~ Overcoming Guilt and Embracing Joy
One area so many mothers struggle with is guilt, especially those who experience the loss of a baby/child. We want to address this struggle in this post. It will help mothers quietly battling guilt for living life and [...]
Clinging in the Pit
If you are not new to loss, talk a bit about early grief. What was it like, clinging for hope in the pits of despair? What did you cling to for hope? How did you survive the early days? What helped? What do [...]
I have decided to join in a blog hop called Walking With You, hosted by Sufficient Grace Ministries. It’s as much for me as it is for you. I hope we both get something out of it.
Introduction and Where are You Now?
Tell us a [...]