Friday, June 07, 2013

7 Quick Takes

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Today the following occurred: floors vacuumed; dishes washed; kitchen cleaned; play room and den cleared; wet laundry hung on the drying rack; new rug put under the dining room table; prescription picked up from the pharmacy.  Can you guess how many of those things I did myself?  None!  Zero!  Because you guys, my family is so great.  It is incredible how struggle can bring out the best in people, even little people.  I just couldn't imagine how it could be, and then it was.  Love really does conquer all, even love for a tiny person we've never even met.

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I'll change the subject soon (promise!) but another thing I was discussing with a friend recently is that suffering and struggle sucks, but without it there can be no miracles.  Without tragedy, how would we have the chance to practice generosity?  Selflessness?  Compassion?  Tiny tragedies, huge tragedies.  We've all got them both.  We would never WISH them on anyone of course, but avoiding them at all costs doesn't mean a good life- a life of goodness.

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Subject change!

I'm trollin' the inernet like a mad woman these days (of course) and trying to distract myself with things that are fantastic and fun.  Speaking of which....

Have you seen these incredible self-portraits created by a 14 year old boy?  Truly wonderful and awe-inspiring.

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Oh my gosh!  My dad was on Jimmy Fallon!

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Wait, subject unchange for a second...

There are some not-yet-saint folks that people have suggested we badger in the interest of baby Borobia.  If you're like me and have a lot of time to sufe ye olde webz these days, you should look them up!  Maybe pray for their intercession a bit?
Bl. Ana Marie Tiagi 
Ven. Solanus Casey 
Bl. Pope John Paul II 
Bl. Mother Teresa 
Bl. Louis and Zelie Martin

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Also, I cannot, could not every in a million years, tell you how grateful, humbled, blessed, amazed we are by all the wonderful people who are praying for us around the world.  So many private emails sharing personal stories and anecdotes.  So much love and support.  This is the universal Church wrapping us in her eternal arms.  It is incredible.  Thank you all for being a part of it.  I've said it before: it's a good thing we don't get what we deserve, because I surely do not deserve so much love from so many.  Thank you all!

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Okay, back to some silliness to round this out, okay?

Grumpy Cat always, always, always makes me laugh!

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30 comments :

  1. 17 muscles to smile! I wrote a song with that title once!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I may have to steal that Grumpy Cat! Good to hear you had such a wonderful day, and thank you for sharing that kid's fantastic pictures. What a talent, for sure!

    P.S. My Dad's been praying to Solanus Casey for years, so he's a good one...:)

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    1. I just saw an article about Pope Frances' homily on Wednesday, and thought of you: "Lamenting one’s suffering to God is not a sin, but a prayer of the heart that reaches the Lord: this was Pope Francis’ reflection at Mass Wednesday morning in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae residence at the Vatican" - http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-francis-at-mass-crying-out-to-god-for-succour - he said some beautiful things about suffering.

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  4. You can always pray to passed family members (like your grandmother Kay, perhaps) - chances are, they're not being badgered as much as the famous folks, so they can hound God for you as a personal lobbyist. :) And then maybe you'll get your family member on their own track to canonization!

    Though for another person (who isn't on the path to sainthood but probably should be!), you could try Irena Sendler. Saving children is kind of her thing - she saved a ton of Jewish children in the German ghettos in WWII.

    I really am trying to offer up all the little things for you - all the nasty diapers, the crankypants mcfusspot times, the middle of the night feedings - so that your little one gets to experience them all.

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  5. Love #3 and #4. I've just looked up Ven. Solanus Casey and I love him! Amazing! I've really been wanting to read a book on the Bl. Martins. Still praying for you and sweet babe!

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  6. Praying for baby!

    and I hate to admit it, but some of those dance moves are in my repertiore...hmmm

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  7. Praying for you, and will ask the Bl. Martins for their intercessions as well. They were certainly amazing parents.

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  8. Praying for you, and will ask the Bl. Martins for their intercessions as well. They were certainly amazing parents.

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  9. The little portraits are marvellous.

    I'm so glad that SO many people are praying for you - I really hope it all helps and that God sees fit to reach in and heal you and protect your precious baby.

    Your family sound brilliant - good for them :)

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  10. Isn't it amazing how much kids will step up and do when they need to! Love your number #!. Praying for you!

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  11. Still praying. Glad you are able to find some funnies to encourage you and distract you for a short period each day!!
    We WAY underestimate the power of little children when push comes to shove. After my knee surgery, our kids were rock starts. I was all, "what? huh? you can? really? whoa!" Sadly they reverted, however, I'm onto them now and call them on it. It's a fun game!

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  12. You stick to whatever subject you want! We are all hear for the journey. And let's add Fulton Sheen!

    Your family is awesome. You hit the jackpot with amazing kids,

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    1. Yes, I've been asking Fulton Sheen for his intercession. So many of the stories about miracles he's obtained involve unborn or just born babies.
      For instance, a Jewish woman who had been experimented on by the Nazis as a girl was left barren because of what they did to her. As a married woman she longed for children and one of her friends arranged for her to meet with Bishop Sheen. She shared her story, he prayed for her, and she went on to have children. Whatever the Nazis had damaged in her womb was healed through the intercession of Fulton Sheen.
      (Not that there's anything wrong with the others of course! All of Heaven and Earth should pray!)

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  13. Fr. Solanus is awesome - our Jude's middle name is Solanus in thanksgiving of a miracle he worked on our Joey. He was very big on the idea of "thanking God ahead of time." The idea that you thank him for answering your prayers before he's actually answered it. If you're up to it, consider making a pilgrimage to his shrine there in Detroit in thanksgiving!

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  14. You and baby are in our prayers. So glad your fam is taking care of you. Will definitely ask some of those saints' intercessions for you and baby.

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  15. I will definitely look these not-yet-saints up, I really like reading about Saints. And I can´t get enough of that cat!!!

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  16. Add St. Jude Thaddeus! He's helped me out many times.

    Grumpy cat never fails in making me smile...or nod along with him. Depends on my mood ;)

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  17. Praying for you throughout the day. Thank God for your generous family! I know it will be good for all of them, too, to know that they are helping to give Baby his or her very best chance at health.

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  18. I love Grumpy Cat too! :-) Makes my day!
    Your statement, "suffering and struggle sucks, but without it there can be no miracles." It took me back to when we had just met Luke in the hospital, had loved him & cared for him for a night & then the birth father wasn't going to sign paperwork. And we were going to have to give him back.
    I remember sitting in the Bathroom thinking, "this has got to be the greatest miracle, or the greatest suffering I'm going to endure." I begged and pleaded with the saints to intercede for us. Our story ended happily with a miracle that the birth father f.i.n.a.l.l.y. did sign ... so I'm asking those saints who did such an amazing job for me to intercede for Baby B.
    We got ya covered in prayer! <3

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  19. Father Solanus ~ they will send you a 3rd class relic from their site.

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  20. Hey, can you tell us your baby's name???... It will be nice to name him/her in our prayers! :)

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    1. As soon as we find out if it's a boy or a girl, we will share the name!

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  21. i really like reading about saints and i cant get enough of that cat.

    boca raton obgyn

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  22. "I'll change the subject soon (promise!) but another thing I was discussing with a friend recently is that suffering and struggle sucks, but without it there can be no miracles. Without tragedy, how would we have the chance to practice generosity? Selflessness? Compassion? Tiny tragedies, huge tragedies. We've all got them both. We would never WISH them on anyone of course, but avoiding them at all costs doesn't mean a good life- a life of goodness."

    Thank you so much for this. I really needed to hear this; so beautiful and so true. I'm so sorry you're struggling now though. You are in my prayers.

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  23. st raymond nonnatus pray for us for labor and c sections- midwives - etc!

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