Saturday, February 21, 2009
One never knows what one will find after a good nights sleep. I wake up and I had the sense that someone was staring at me...oh yeah, it was my dog, Minne. Her chin was on my blanket and she was staring at me...I get out of bed and I look out the window...another snow storm heading our way! Which I totally love. I love snowy Saturdays at home. It is very nastalgic for me. I think back to my childhood and how I loved snowy days...snotty nose from playing outdoors, cold feet from leaky boots, cold buns from making snowangels and coming indoors and begging for hot chocolate! What great memories!
This is the day my youngest daughter, Bridget has the " Daddy Daughter Dance". We have purchased a new dress, will curl her hair and she will dine and dance with her daddy! I just hope the dance doesn't get cancelled due to the snow!
This is also the day to go and get my hair cut! I love this day! I always feel so invigorated after this!! I am not sure why, it just feels so good.
My church is also having our big Perpetual Adoration kickoff. We have 4 of our days already underway. I pray that the Lord touches the hearts of those who have an interest in praying to and adoring the Lord!
Come, oh Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your spirit and they shall be created and Thou shall renew the face of the earth. Oh God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit disinstruct the hearts of faithful the they may be tuly wise and every rejoice in His consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
I also am grateful that our other daughter, Joanna, is coming home for the day. She wants to see her little sister and dad leave for the dance. I haven't seen Joannna since Christmas. I can't wait to see her! A mother's heart always longs to see her children, no matter how old they get...she is only 18.
I just love being home. I am taking my family's Pilgrim Virgin Statue out to my friend, Lois' home, so she and her family have a constant reminder that God is with them along each step of their way, through their suffering. God is Good! This family is GREAT!
I also have a brand new St. Bernadette statue that is going in my home...I am sooo excited! Bernadette, just happens to be my oldest daughter's Confirmation name.
Also, I have been inspired to cook a "Tuscany Bean Soup" made in the oven today. It has a great savory flavor and it will leave an awesome aromatic order in the house! Oh how I can't wait to eat this!
After Andrew and Bridget left for the dance, I drove over to my friends house to check in on her...she had knee surgery. I brought her cheese and crackers, rice chips and 2 bottles of wine. We made sure they fresh and tastey. They were gone in about 2 hours. Her son made us steaks on the grill and boy were they good! After the dance my husband came and picked me up! Now I am at home watching Fr.Corapi. What an inspiration to my Catholic Faith! This is one way to wind down and love the God that created us!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This is the newest addition to our family. This is great nephew, Calvin Giles,born on a very special feast day...February 11, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. I get to thank God for another beautiful gift. I am so grateful my niece and nephew (in law)believe in life, the miracle of and in God who is the Creator of wonderful this gift.
I pray daily for all of the "lucky" survivors of this modern day Holocaust. I pray for females, that we see the value of giving an unborn child the gift of life, even if we don't want the baby, we put ourselves aside, and give this person a chance out side of our pain...there is no reason one can't give up for 9 months to give life to the innocent. God will be sure to bless the mother for her sacrifice! There are so many people whose arms ache to hold a new born babe. I pray for the families who weren't expecting to have another baby, but welcome that child as the gift it is. I pray for the females who have decided life isn't worth the guilt, they have their babies and keep it or if they decide they can't, they give it up for adoption. They are the truest hero's of our time. I pray someday that our nation will pull together and realize that we will never be with out war until we stop murdering our voiceless and helpless in our society.
Thank God for the blessings of little children!
"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I am so excited that our chapel is opening for another day...Wednesday! Now we have (12am) Wednesday -Saturday 5:45pm!
We were waiting for the hours between 1am-3am to be filled, when the prompting of the Holy Spirit inspired two adorers to call our chairperson. These persons did not know each other, they just felt called to adored during these specific hours....which were the 1am-3am times! I am convinced that Jesus knows exactly who He wants in the chapel and at what times!
We are inching our way closer and closer to Perpetual Adoration! Praised be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar!
Now, we need to pray for the adorers to come forward for Tuesday to open!
You have not chosen me.
I have chosen you.
Go and bear fruit that will last.