Here's a poem I wrote as a gift for a friend many years ago. I gave it to her as part of the gift at her baby shower for baby #1. And I have shared it since with my own daughter when she was expecting her first baby! Kind of 'advice from the kid before … Continue reading Words From A Little Child
Today is Father's Day and while I think of my own dad and of my husband, now I also have to think about my son-in-law who is an amazing father to my three grandchildren. I am so very grateful to know such great guys who are, or who have often been, incredibly selfless in their … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
Today we are celebrating the newest feast day declared by Pope Francis, that of Mary, the Mother of the Church. Before you dismiss today's blog because you are not Catholic and it doesn't interest you, please hang in there! Just to let you know, that Jesus' mother, in that role, is also mother of us … Continue reading “Do whatever He tells you…”
Two baby boys brought such joy and anticipation to their parents’ lives when they learned they were with child. Even before they knew if this child was a him or a her, they loved this little baby that the mothers each protected within her body. Then, 2 baby boys were born. And both were welcomed … Continue reading Alfie and Louis
I am so grateful and blessed that the Mothers Prayers service was held during the Military Council of Catholic Women Forum on Saturday. I have been involved with Mothers Prayers since it was first taught to me and a group of other Military wives and mothers in 1998. We were living in Heidelberg, Germany where … Continue reading Mothers Prayers
I love that in many translations of this Gospel text from John 21:1-14, the Lord addresses His followers as children. It is as if, now that He is the resurrected Christ, Jesus has more of the perspective of the Father. With my belief in a Triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - I … Continue reading “Children, have you caught anything…?”
Sometimes as parents we observe the world around our children, and we are worried for them. Scary tings are going on out there. Some are serious and some are common childhood experiences that are part of growing up. As parents, we wish we could shield our kids from so many hurts and disappointments, and from all real danger....