When I was walking through the house yesterday morning, turning on the lights and trying to wake up, I came face-to-face with this. I stopped long enough to read it, think a moment, and snap a picture.
The little blond girl said she had a headache at breakfast and didn't feel great. I asked if she wanted to stay home and she said "no" so she rested and after about an hour, we headed out.
We were on the fifth decade of our rosary, about to pull into the parking garage, when she (it was her decade) started crying. Before I could ask what was wrong, she threw up the little she had eaten for breakfast. (I am always grateful at these moments for my friends with many kids...I know they're walking this walk along with me so it helps a great deal to know I'm not alone.)
Thankfully, having dressed for the predicted cold weather that didn't happen, I was able to peel off her coat and jersey and give her my top shirt as a replacement. It was perfect because, being long, it covered the cleaned up spots on her pants. (I so admire this kid...she's like me in the puking department...you feel horrible, then you do it, and it's back to normal...sorry for the tmi).
We headed into town early so we could go to Mass before the game. We love the church downtown. It's small, full of candles, and has the most beautiful Blessed Mother statue. It was still early when we arrived so we enjoyed the sun in the plaza next door.
|See? Feeling much better|
|I love the beauty of our city and its buildings|
It was equally wonderful when, walking out, we were approached by the deacon who welcomed us, told us how great it is to see children at that parish, and gave us a really nice blessing..."Lord, please shower them with Your graces today." Perhaps the Holy Spirit had clued the dear deacon in as to the happenings of our day so far ;0)
Hearts and souls refreshed...we hopped the trolley and rode under the river to the ballgame.
|Every time I go, I can't believe how blessed these kids are...this is their baseball park!|
|Bacon Bert (what's up with that...bacon?) won the pierogi race|
|We made it out ahead of the rain, over the bridge, back to the car and home safely. Thank you God for the wonderful day!|
We are blessed to participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. It's a wonderful program and I highly recommend it if you're looking for a good way to instill a deeper faith in your kids. We drive 40 minutes each way to get to the closest church that offers all the levels of the program but it is more than worth the time spent traveling.
Last night was the closing Mass of CGS this year and, as luck (ahem) would have it, also the Vigil for Ascension Thursday. Double bonus! DH got home, we jumped in the car and headed North. The older four even got to take up the gifts. I love when we, all seven, get to share Mass. It is a very special time.
|St. John Neumann, pray for us|
We are blessed.