A Birthday Celebration

A Birthday Celebration

Hubby's birthday was last week. We gave him his gifts and handmade cards on his birthday, and we dropped the children off at a friend's home so we could go out to dinner!! But since he gave up desserts for Lent, we waited until Sunday to have cake. Hubby LOVES Oreos,...

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An Update on Rose

An Update on Rose

Today we were finally able to see the pediatric cardiologist for Rose's follow-up echocardiogram. (A couple days after she was born she had her first echocardiogram which detected a couple of small holes  (Ventricular Septal Defects, aka: VSD's) in her little...

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Palm Sunday 2010

Palm Sunday 2010

Happy Palm Sunday!Wow! Looking back at my Palm Sunday post from 2008, today is looking very similar:So far today we:Attended an early (7am) Palm Sunday Mass (It was SO nice! We really should make the extra effort to attend this particular Mass on a weekly basis!)Went...

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S is for Spring Cleaning!

S is for Spring Cleaning!

We completed the letter "S" on our Alphabet Path last week, and I do plan to post some pictures soon.  This week we are taking another break and focusing on Spring Cleaning followed by a Spring Break next week for Holy Week!  I'm sure glad I got such a...

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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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