The Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath

**Updated and reposted from last year! 🙂 I love the tradition of the Advent wreath. It so totally packed with symbolism! It is such a great way to teach the children even more about God, Christ and the Christmas season.The round shape stands for God's eternity. Like...

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Meeting Godparents

Meeting Godparents

My sister and her family live all the way on the other side of the country, and we were so excited that they were able to fly home for Thanksgiving this year! Not only were we looking forward to seeing them, we were so excited that Snuggles was going to finally be...

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Thank you ♥

Thank you ♥

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for all former things are passed away. And He that sat on the throne, said: Behold, I make all things new. ~ Apoc 21:4-5I can't begin...

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Heartbroken

Heartbroken

Sometimes it is just so very, very hard to thank Godfor the suffering that he allows in our lives...This past Wednesday I went in for my regular OB check up. At the appointment, my midwife was not able to find our baby's heartbeat. She was not very concerned due to...

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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