Friday, March 25, 2011
7 quick takes
The above song is dedicated to the lovely Amanda S, whom I look up to as a Catholic sahm role model. Please whisper her name to Jesus.
James' g tube site isn't healing very well. There's lots of redness and leaking and whatnot. Our hope is that by Monday it'll be 100% sealed, though, or close enough that there's nothing to be concerned about. Otherwise he'll go in for surgery.
The kids and I were at St. Mary's Catholic School in Kickapoo yesterday sharing James' story. A friend teaches jr. high literature and had her students pray the Archbishop Sheen intercessory prayer for James every day. She invited us to come in so her students could get a better feel for the Body of Christ, miracles, and our awesome God's generosity. It was a lot of fun to be there and I was so touched by one tender-hearted girl who had the most beautiful look of awe on her face the whole time.
Tomorrow is Travis' 29th birthday. We're both going to be treated to a night without kids and a trip to the movies to watch The Adjustment Bureau. I can't wait to celebrate my man! (It felt silly typing that.) :)
Have you read Betty Beguiles' post The Value of Image? It was inspired by the Mormons' new promotional (?) videos. (The ? is because I'm not sure what to call them!) The videos are really neat, and Betty's thoughts really struck a chord with me. I think it's really important to share the struggles of motherhood. I think it's also important to be honest about my attempts at living a life that glorifies God. But this post reminded me how very important it is to also share the joys of my vocation and the peace in my life.
Bennet was given a haircut by his daddy a few days ago. Unfortunately, 3/4 of the way through the clippers died and the haircut has not been finished. Therefore, my adorable little boy has been walking around with a mini mullet for about a week.
Come on - that's funny!
Cloth diaper question: Our older diapers are pretty smelly. Does anyone out there know a good way to get the smell of old urine out of them? I usually wash them with a vinegar rinse but that hasn't worked for awhile. Should I give them a good soak in vinegar or something else?
Have a beautiful weekend, friends, and enjoy this feast of the Annunciation! God bless you!