God is So Good

I normally read the reading before Mass so that I am able to pray about them before hand, and also know what they are if kids act up and I have to step out. So this past weekend, in the Diocese of Savannah, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Ascension so the readings were from Acts, Ephesians, and Matthew.

I was struck by the idea that some of the people at the time of Jesus’ Ascension thought He’d be back soon, yet 2000 years have gone by. Why? Is it so that I could be part of God’s creation and have the chance to live forever with Him in heaven? If so, what am I doing to make sure I am doing my best to make the goal, to finish the race, to make it to the Promised Land?

Sometimes it can feel like my prayers go unheard, sometimes it can be very hard just to utter the words “Jesus I love you” or “Help me, Jesus!”, sometimes it can seem like between diapers and dinner there isn’t time for prayers. Then boom, God gives me a nugget, something to chew on, to ponder, to help me to know that yes, He’s still there.

“…And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:20

 

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Easter Thursday

Happy Easter! Here’s a picture from before the Vigil Mass. The gnats were bad so it was hard to get a nice picture of them all making nice faces. I picked this one because Peter looks cutest in it.

 

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UPDATE

Peter napped by himself today.

Repeat.

Peter napped by himself today.

This has happened one other time in the history of Peter and that was when he was maybe two months old. Today he had his bottle while on the floor (as it was supposed to be a snack while I finished up a chore), he drank for a minute, rolled over and fell asleep…and stayed that way for an hour.

Maybe, just maybe, this will become a thing?

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Pictures for my Non Social Media Friends

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I found this gem on my phone. I’m not even sure what’s going on in it, but Caecilia with the comb made me laugh.

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Scholastica had a feast day last week. The best part about having a child with a very rare name? Lots of people get excited about her feast day and pray for her all day long.

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Margaret made these cookies and then took the picture. I’m not even sure how to do that. Those cookies were really good, even though she forgot the butter.

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I have blue eyes, Joshua has brown. Karol is the only one whose eye’s stayed blue. I’m really hoping Peter’s do as well.

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From Catholic Schools Week. This photo is totally staged. If I had them do their school work all at the same table, there’d be lots of fighting.

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New Bed!

Our mattress was horrible. There was a big crater on one side and it made for really bad night sleeps for who ever had that side (and for the past year, it was Joshua). Plus it was a pillow top and while it could be turned, it couldn’t be flipped, so we were pretty much stuck with whatever uncomfortableness the bed gave us.

We were planning on leaving it behind when we moved and just buy a new one when we moved back north. In fact, when we thought we were moving, nearly every night we’d say that soon the mattress would be gone. Alas, that was not to be, yet.

However, have you ever tried buying a mattress? It feels a lot like dealing with a scam. They don’t last very long for the price you pay and warranties mean pretty much nothing. I think a big part of the reason we put of buying on, in addition to the move, is that the mattress was only six years old when it started falling apart, seven when the crater appeared and we paid a lot of money for it.

On Sunday Joshua had enough and he started researching mattresses. We looked for a few hours on line, read reviews and watched videos. In the end we decided to go with one from Tuft and Needle. The price was fair, the return policy seemed decent and the mattresses work with platform beds, which is what we have. So the order was placed.

Yesterday, Fed Ex showed up and dropped off the box. The only reason it didn’t get set up before Joshua got home was because I wanted him to be here to see the mattress unroll and fill with air (it comes compressed and in a airtight seal). Oh and it was heavy.

Once he was home and after we cleaned a bit in the bedroom (basically reorganizing) things stored under the bed and vacuuming, we set the mattress up. It took maybe five minutes to cut the plastic off and 90 seconds for the mattress to inflate. Then we laid on it. Oh my goodness. It felt like laying on a cloud. All I could think was that I needed that mattress when I was pregnant with Peter and my hip was in constant pain.

Last night was the first night sleeping on it and the observations I had: 1. I didn’t feel Joshua moving around that much. 2. For being a foam mattress, I didn’t sink into it and I was able to move around with ease and 3. My back didn’t hurt when I woke up this morning.

I’d like to say I had a restful night sleep, but Peter was fussy a lot and we were up every few hours to take care of him. But the sleep I did get was nice.

So Night One Review on the Tuft and Needle bed: So far so good. 

 

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Karol is Eleven Today

 

 

Can you believe that he is 11 already? Today he has helped make his birthday cake and is now doing what is his dream, playing unlimited video games. I’m a cool mama. He will have to practice the violin later today though, because let’s not get crazy here, he needs to prepare for classes for next week!

Speaking of violin, if you haven’t seen the video from the Winter Concert of 2016, check it out here. You should be able to open it, even if you don’t use Facebook.

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