I'm 32 and live in Illinois, but not Chicago. I am not crafty but I do make a phenomenal chocolate chip cookie. My husband and I have been married for seven fruitful years, and we've got six kids to prove it: one in Heaven, one who's just learning to sit up, and four more wandering around the house, probably eating pretzels they found under the couch.
Here at A Knotted Life I write about my life in general: the joys and struggles of motherhood, natural family planning, marriage, and living out my Catholic faith. I also write about some more basic stuff like music, food, and how tired I am.
The knot in the title refers to St. Paul's exhortation to "work out your salvation with fear and trembling." That perfectly describes my life - I am figuring out this vocation of mine, learning how to be the best mom and wife I can be, a little intimidated by this great responsibility and gift God has given me. I'm untangling it all, with a lot of help from our Lord, His blessed mother (the un-doer of knots in the header), and the entire body of Christ.
My son's alleged miracle through Fulton Sheen's intercession:
The knot is also a reference to the tightly tied true knot that led to the stillborn birth of my son, James Fulton. That knot has led to some awesome events in our lives, and if you're not familiar with the story of James' sixty-one pulseless minutes and his alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen I strongly encourage you to read the following links:
God set the table
this thing that I fear
the long awaited MRI results are in
my thoughts on the alleged miracle
So in the end:
What I really want to say is Thanks for stopping by and I hope you feel very welcome here.