sometimes i dance in the rain because frankly, My Lord, there are times in this life that YOU have given me that the rain and the clouds are much and if i don't go outside and dance in the rain, i might never see any rainbows. love, me
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"i like living. i have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all i still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." ~agatha christie
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there will come a day for quiet kitchen mornings lunches with the girls, book clubs in the afternoons there will come a day for chintz flowers on my sofa just the perfect lipstick, matching purse and shoes there will come a day without constant interruption confusing all my senses, my reason and my rhyme but for now i trip on the backpacks in the hallway, scrub the crayon from the wall that marks this ordinary time
there will come a day for uneventful dinners, where no one drops their fork or spills their milk upon the floor there will come a day, i'll be wiser, i'll be thinner i will finish conversations before rushing out the door
well, isn't that the way it is for all those happy women who smile at me from magazines there in the checkout line well, what about the tired, the SIMPLE and forgotten blessed be the ordinary here in ordinary time
He said, "who will feed my sheep, who will heed their cry?", i said, " i am vain and weak, but surely i will try and You know everything and You know that i am just an ordinary woman here in ordinary time
there will come a day where everything is ordered and i will be the queen of everything i see and how my heart will leap to find one backpack in the hallway with the promise of a face and a story just for me so may i never yearn for those cocktail conversations clever observations made for fashionable minds may i finally learn to be happy and have patience with the constant changing rhythym of this ordinary time
O MERCIFUL SAVIOUR, Who hast made it possible for me to save my soul from death, by converting others, grant us, we beseech Thee, an active share in Thine Own zeal for souls.
If I had not been redeemed by Thee, where would I be at this moment? What bewildering questions and doubts would now be afflicting my soul if Thou hadst not given me the light of faith?
Save me, O Jesus, from that blinding indifference, praying and acting merely for my own needs, while at my own door, amongst my own acquaintances, there are so many starved minds in need of Thy Truth; so many famished hearts in need of Thy love.
Have mercy on me, O Jesus, and grant me the grace to rise from my slumber, and fix deep in my soul such a personal love for Thee that I may act always and everywhere for the salvation of other souls, especially in those works recommended by our Holy Father, our Bishops and Pastors. Amen.
Holy Celestial Queen, with this Rosary, I bind my children to your Immaculate Heart.
our family's goal this year is to learn detachment from material things. And this is our teacher:
my patron saint for 2009
the sorrowful mother
A Mother's Prayer of Faith
Lord, I believe in the Triune God. Lord, I believe You are creator of all. Lord, I believe in Your Church, Lord, I believe in the Holy Spirit, The Comforter. Lord, I believe in Mary, the Queen of Heaven. Let me, Lord, be dedicated to You through this belief. Enlighten me in firmness of faith, may I lead my family and all who are close to me to a greater understanding of Your will. And may I be drawn to You in knowledge and love, for the works of creation and salvation reflect God's glory. Through faith may my every action redound to the glory of God. As the morning comes, as the quiet of night surrounds me, may You be my inspiration and strength in meeting life's challenges, its' joys and sorrows. I know, Jesus, that faith in You brings its own blessings on me, and leads me through cooperation with these truths to a life pleasing to You. To serve in love, to live in faith, is to praise You and one day to obtain the glory of heaven.~Amen