1. This dude
I've already gone on-and-on about how much I love him and how connected we are, being fifth-of-five and all. I love all my babies (even the big ones) but I am blessed, with no babies vying for attention, to be able to sit and stare at him sometimes...the beauty of God's creation in this tiny boy.
2. The unexpected kind
The big, yearly, homeschool "geography" trip is coming up. We are heading to Texas (among other places) to visit DH's great friend from graduate school and his wife and daughters. I arrived home this evening to find this in the mail...
3. All Wrapped Up
I am trying to read Archbishop Chaput's recent presentation, “Reclaiming the Church for the Catholic Imagination” in its entirety- look it up, it's really good. In it, he refers to this manuscript illustration from the 13th century
|Yes, that's the Blessed Mother punching the devil in the face|
|The original meaning of the term, "crushed it".|
That and unexpected confession opportunity preceding afternoon Mass? Yep, I'm really, really blessed.
Let's pray extra hard for all of those who are suffering, or continuing to suffer, the effects of the heavy rains. When you're asked to help, do it.