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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings

My dear blogging friend, Judy over at A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings, hosts this meme every Wednesday. Simply list five things (or a prayer or any thoughts) for which you are truly thankful this week. Voicing my thanks helps put my life in perspective & realize that, no matter how bad things might be, there is still MUCH good surrounding me.

1) I'm thankful that we're starting to see some positive results from The Archangel's new ADHD medicine. There's not a big change & we still have a ways to go, but after negative results from previous meds, this is somewhat encouraging.

2) I'm thankful for the wonderful homilies by our pastor & deacons. On Sunday, I was brought to tears by our pastor's words & last night, at the Holy Day Vigil Mass, he brought laughter.

3) Following up on #2, I'm thankful that The Prophet is learning from the homilies. I know it's tough for him to focus sometimes, so it's AWESOME when he can tell us what he's learned.

4) I'm thankful for the strong faith I see developing in The Princess. Whenever we ask her what she'd like for Christmas, she says she wants a Catholic room...books, statues, pictures, rosaries, etc. Every couple of days, she'll disappear up in her room for a while, then come downstairs w/ toys & books that she wants to give away...all in an effort to make room for her Catholic items.

5) This final one I type w/ a heavy heart...last night, my best friend's mom (who was like a second mother to me) passed away. My thanks in this sad time is that she is no longer suffering. I'm also thankful for having her in my life. She was truly a wonderful woman & will be greatly missed.


Angela said...

Was this Julie's mom? I'm so sorry to hear about this.

Wow, I don't know, I think that the Princess might be headed for service in the church. She is certainly very dedicated at such a young age.

munchesmom said...

Yes, it was her mom. I'm sending you an email.

And yes, I can see a Sister Princess in the future!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

For your beloved friend:

"Eternal rest, grant unto her oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her...may she rest in peace, Amen"

The mention about Princess's Catholic Room is the most adorable thing we've ever heard...I am sitting here reading your post to my daughter Laura, 15 and she just keeps saying, "AWWWWWW...that is SOOOOO adorable"

Glad you are having a good experience with the new meds.

And thanks for joining me each week in this meme...I really enjoy your entries!

Colleen said...

Prayers for your friend and her mom.
Glad to hear about med having some positive results -heading in the right direction!
Isn't it just wonderful when homilies touch your heart? And then Prophet able to learn as well?
And that is so cool about Princess and her Catholic room. Blessings!

Colleen said...

Love your blog look! Forgot to tell you!

munchesmom said...

Thank you Judy & Colleen for your prayers!

The Princess is so sweet & it touches my heart to hear her talk about her faith in that way.