Iâ€™ve heard it said that daughters carry their fathers with them even when they arenâ€™t around. Today is the anniversary of my father’s death, so that phrase is on my mind today, a phrase that certainly rings true for me. I probably carry Dad in my heart even more today, five years later. September 30, … [Read more…]
When we started this journey, I’m not sure that Joel or I would have been able to even defend our choice to homeschool. So WHY, indeed are we even doing this? When the going gets crazy, and it did and does, what’s the overarching goal that we can come back to, to help us reset and regroup rather than prematurely throw in the towel? Well here’s a little behind our WHY, and it’s what I come back to when the going gets tough.
Add another entry for what just might become a regular column here: Tales from the Pew. Plenty of blog posts have been written and much advice has been offered to those of us bringing little onesÂ to Mass week in and week out. Where’s the best place to sit to help keep kids focused? What’s the … [Read more…]
It’s been a few weeks since I was ordained a permanent deacon. After four years of deacon formation, there were still some things for which I was not totally prepared. Here are seven … Quick Takes style. — 1 — Everything — A good friend of mine, Deacon Andrew pictured with me above, was … [Read more…]
ThereÂ is one photo I didn’t include in the ordination highlight reel. This one. It was taken during the ordination Mass, and it’s a moment I’ve reflected on a lot lately. That moment captured there may very well be one of the lastÂ times I sit with my husband during Mass for the foreseeable future. And for … [Read more…]
Six years ago today, at about at 2:00 in the morning, I labored our first-born child, a daughter we named Lucy, into this world. September 1, 2008, was also theÂ first Monday in September, or Labor Day as we celebrate it here in the United States of America. I labored on Labor Day. I love that … [Read more…]