Friday, January 22, 2010

March for LIFE

Today is the anniversary of Roe v Wade. You know this issue has hit me hard. When I was 21 I became pregnant out of wedlock and decided to have the baby. She is now 19 in college studying to become a nurse. I thought about abortion, no doubt, but I knew the pain of it. The guilt, shame and years of wondering why.... So on this aniversary although I am not in Washington I march with everyone in spirit because God has blessed my husband and I with 6 beautiful children and truly I know the value of all human life because of that and taking care of two young men with debilitating diseases that they will eventually die from. They are beautiful to me and to their loved ones and I am most confident that if you asked these parents if they had known their child would get ALS or Fredicks Ataxia would they still have had this child you would hear a resounding YES because these are the ones who teach us humility, suffering with honor, gratefulness, and the value of a smile. So on this date may we lift up all our sufferings and toil to the GOD who is an intentional GOD full of Love and Mercy and give all of our petitions to our Heavenly Mother, Mary.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

After Twenty Years .....

After twenty years my boots finally gave out. I went for a wonderful ski the other day and thought it odd that my left foot kept slipping and feeling like a bunch of snow had built up underneath. So after ignoring it, which is what I like to do when something goes wrong, I stopped and started to whack at it with my pole, another one of my techniques when something doesn't work...hit it. Well needless to say the boot had finally come detached from the sole.(interesting note here when we are disconnected from our soul/sole what becomes of us?) So with great sadness I must put all the mountains and hills and snowy paths in my memory. You see these skiis/boots etc were a part of my youth. That precious time before husband and children and it seemed I became youthful when I put them on. Sorta like that comfy sweater or place or whatever takes you back ...for me it was my skiis. Now I will keep them they will not go in the 4o trash bag challenge but I will replace them ever so frugally with my daughters skiis since she has taken up snowboarding. Just need to document my love for my skiis as they gave me a way into the woods where I found so much solice.

Ralph Waldo Emerson...Adopt the pace of nature:her secret is patience.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year!! and The Simple Woman's Daybook

A new year brings new ramblings and I have rambled about on the net and found new blogs to follow and Daybook to create. You can get more info here @ So here it goes......

For Today: January 8, 2010

Out side my is snowing and I am at work

I am thinking lucky I am to have a job and that I am able to do so much

I am thankful for...Jesus

From the kitchen...I prepared nothing for them they must fend for themselves I am working a 151/2 hr. shift(two jobs)caring for two men one with Fredicks Ataxia one with ALS

I am wearing...jeans, turtleneck, tshirt, old sweater and my comfy danskin shoes

I am creating...calendars for my family schedule and my catechists

I am going....nowhere until 4:30pm to the next job

I am reading...the Bible for my Bible Study(Kings)

I am hoping...that the house won't be in bad shape when I get there

I am hearing...cats lots of cats this job the guy has 12 cats...yeah I know but they bring him so much joy

One of my favorite to watch my children play and my husband bring in wood from the kitchen window

A few plans for the rest of this week...take that tree down and read more about the Catholic Mass Revealed...using this for 7/8 grade which I am teaching on Sunday

My picture thought......Lake Ontario oh she's pretty