Sunday, September 28, 2014

Blessed Day

Through mostly my own fault (trying to get things done) I haven't been sleeping all that much. An was funny recently to hear a young couple, who are the parents of a young baby, debating whether or not to have another child...he saying "but you'll not get enough sleep" and her saying "yes, I only get 7 or 8 hours now and that's not enough!" Oh, sister...if you only knew. ;0) At least they're having an open dialogue about it.

Anyway, today I would have really, really liked to go to Mass (preferably alone) and then head to bed until, well, bedtime. I'm sure DH would have let me do it too. Unfortunately, not sure of the reason, I can't really do that much anymore. I feel a bit guilty missing things and I really dislike skipping family time, especially on a weekend. So, up and out we went.

Mass was lovely, even the kids were decently behaved. Then we picked up some doughnut holes and headed into town to stand vigil at 40 Days with the Catholic Moms (well, a bit before and during actually because we had another commitment later). I did not want to go down today. I have a HUGE bad attitude with everything 40 Days lately, especially the people who just fail to show up. There was a huge rant here but I'll just skip that part because this isn't really the venue to explore someone else's motivation. I have no power over anyone else's choices in life...I can only choose what my family and I do so, we went down.

As usual, we were richly blessed. God is so amazing to me. If my kid had a huge attitude about something I wanted them to do, even if it was clearly a good and right thing, I would probably not reward them with a softened heart and grace-filled time. Yet that is exactly what happened to me and two of my children! Hah. God is so good.

The other activity today (well, besides groceries...why do we keep running out of milk?) was a talk/cooking demonstration by Fr. Leo Patalinghug. He had a really good show with lots of excellent things to say. He spoke about God's desire to feed us and our responsibility to make sure what we're being fed with is actually from God and not from elsewhere.
Their end is destruction. Their God is their stomach; their glory is in their “shame.” Their minds are occupied with earthly things. Philippians 3:19

After the presentation, we got to meet him! So exciting since his is our go-to show on EWTN every Thursday afternoon :0) A grace-filled, fun and happy day, even if it started out with bad attitudes all around. We are blessed!


  1. I'm glad you were met with blessings at the vigil (and afterward)- I love how that always happens, despite the crazy people who sometimes ream us out (or spit on us)!

  2. I know, it's sad and frustrating about the turnout for 40 Days. But I'm so happy God blessed you for your efforts!