After seeing the startling number of full-blown Christmas decorations go up around the neighborhood and on social media, I can’t help but lament, poor Advent. Now of course, our Protestant friends do not celebrate Advent in the same way as Catholics, so I cannot expect those people to seek to learn or apply Catholic traditions… Continue reading On Advent
If you’re reading this, you have probably heard the news—we’re expecting! Our newest little love is due May 2019 and we could not be more excited. The past few weeks have been spent telling those closest to us to help share our joy. Now, as we announce to the masses, we know full well that… Continue reading On Being Open to Life
I, like many of you, were saddened by the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report released this past week mere days after the resignation of Cardinal McCarrick. After picking my jaw up off the floor (and I only read some of the report) I felt my sadness turn to anger; that anger turn to shame. The shame… Continue reading On Scandal
It starts innocently enough– you see a family taking an evening stroll, walking into the pews at church, or whizzing around the grocery store. Then something in your brain immediately clicks– cute child/baby = must hug/grab/poke, touch. Dude, don’t touch my kid. I’m not sure what it is that makes you think it’s okay to… Continue reading Dude, don’t touch my kid.
Dear Winston, One whole year around the sun with you, sweet boy! Today you ate your first cookie and got vanilla yogurt instead of plain yogurt. Your family sure knows how to party!😅 I remember when everyone left us alone, just an hour after your birth—no alarms, no nurses running in and out, no fear… Continue reading On Winston’s 1st Birthday
Yesterday’s surgery truly marked the end of an era; the end of Brennan’s kidney-babyhood. Brennan was in good spirits despite fasting for 12 hours and actually drove his Cozy-Car right back into the OR. After seven hours of waiting, his surgeon called us back to give us the best possible news—everything had gone according to… Continue reading #kidneybaby: end of an era
Joy comes in the morning. We hear this cliché time and time again. But what happens when we wake up to find that our clouds cover the sun and our proverbial lamp is out of oil? The sun does not always come out tomorrow. And that’s okay because joy comes in the mourning. Everyone always… Continue reading On Fiat