My Advent Daybook ~ November 30th

My Advent Daybook ~ November 30th

Outside my window... there are a few strips of purple spray paint on the grass from a little project I "prepared" this weekend. ;)I am hearing... my children talking and laughing as they work on various projects.I am thinking... about December and all of our plans....

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For the Advent Mantel

For the Advent Mantel

This was such an easy craft and I just love how it looks on our mantel!  I think, while I still have a bit of purple spray paint leftover, I am going to use Elizabeth's idea and pick up the letters N & T to change "PREPARE" to "REPENT" for Lent!! 

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Shh! Don’t tell them…

... but here is a quick peek at the children's Christmas gifts this year, since some of you have asked me to share. Our tradition is that each child receives 3 gifts from hubby and I (in addition to their stockings from St. Nick and new pajamas on Christmas Eve) since...

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A Very Happy Thanksgiving

A Very Happy Thanksgiving

... from our family to yours! Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for...

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35 weeks and 6 days…

... and very thankful for reassuring ultrasounds!Yesterday afternoon I had a regular scheduled appointment for my weekly OB check-up. At the time the appointment was scheduled, I tried to change the date, knowing all too well just how hard it is for me to go to the...

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My Daybook ~ November 23rd

My Daybook ~ November 23rd

Outside my window... it is very cold but also so beautifully sunny! I sure wish I felt up to going outside...I am thinking... about how blessed I am to have such wonderful friends, both in real life and online!I am thankful for... kind, thoughtful, and way too...

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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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