They say things happen in three’s and it seems to to be true. Last Saturday We moved (same little city, different home) Sunday we welcomed our new niece into the Church, and my husband’s dear grandmother died yesterday, she was an amazing woman. The obituary only briefly touches on her beautiful life, but I hope it gives you an idea of her courageous soul and sharp wit. We miss her already.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
“The principal defect that if a woman can conquer this, if she can conquer this one defect she will excel in all other areas of her spiritual life and that is not controlling her husband. Because the controlling of her husband is the violation of every moral virtue. Every moral virtue.It’s against prudence because your not the head. It’s against Justice because you’re usurping his authority. It’s against fortitude because your basically following the weakness of your emotions and wanting to control him to get what you want. It’s against Temperance because your trying to indulge yourself by making him do what you want him to do so you can feel good about yourself. If a woman can conquer that, there is no other area of her life she can’t conquer. . .Their acceleration into holiness is astounding. ” Fr. Ripperger
He then briefly mentions men’s principal defects: effeminacy and unchastity
A recent survey confirms what I already knew to be true, “stay at home moms” with four or more children are the happiest. It isn’t surprising that children bring more happiness, but the world just can’t accept this simple truth, children are a blessing.
I found some pretty nursing dresses. Although I can’t vouch for their quality, I like the design and they’re floral! Floral prints are harder to find; Women seem obsessed with solid black dresses these days thanks to Coco Chanel.
“Thus amongst the blessings of marriage, the child holds the first place. And indeed the Creator of the human race Himself, Who in His goodness wishes to use men as His helpers in the propagation of life, taught this when, instituting marriage in Paradise, He said to our first parents, and through them to all future spouses: “Increase and multiply, and fill the earth.”As St. Augustine admirably deduces from the words of the holy Apostle Saint Paul to Timothy when he says: “The Apostle himself is therefore a witness that marriage is for the sake of generation: ‘I wish,’ he says, ‘young girls to marry.’ And, as if someone said to him, ‘Why?,’ he immediately adds: ‘To bear children, to be mothers of families’.”
At 38 weeks along my everyday activities are becoming difficult and I’m looking forward to the onset of labor. Yet there’s a peacefulness to waiting despite the discomfort. You feel so heavy, and vulnerable that you’re forced to slow down, to acknowledge the new life and reflect on its beauty and its impact even before birth. There is nothing more exciting or quietly mysterious as waiting for a new baby.