Since love’s divine, celestial breath
Is all I need my heart to bless, 
What matters life, what matters death? 
Love is my peace, my happiness! 
– St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Wishing you all a Blessed and Joyful Christmas!


  1. Angela

    Beautiful family you have there! The kids are getting so big . . .
    My daughter had her baby on Christmas Eve – I am a grandma!!

  2. Christine

    I hope that you and your family have a holy and happy Christmastide. What a great family photo!

  3. Rachel

    A very happy Christmas to you all. And thankyou for the blog, you have no idea how helpful and uplifting it is!

  4. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you Christine! We had my aunt snap a couple pictures for us at my parents last weekend. Bud wasn't smiling in any of them (and I am still looking extra tired from this past month) but it was the best of the bunch 🙂 I'm still working on getting out our Christmas Cards this year! I hope you have a wonderful Christmastide too!

  5. Mom2Seven

    Merry Christmas, Sean, Jessica, and beautiful family! +JMJ+

  6. Anonymous

    Ditto to what rachel said! 🙂 lol. I feel like every time I comment it's to thank you for your blog and for the inspiration you give us all…but your blog truly is a light in my day and I love reading all your posts!! 🙂 so THANK YOU … and Merry Christmas!

    Also…I was wondering if you would'nt mind posting a few pics from your Christmas Mass?? I always love seeing pics from your Mass. 🙂

  7. Anonymous

    I agree with the first Anonymous!

  8. Julie

    Merry Christmas Jessica and family! Thanks for all you do!

  9. Christine

    Merry Christmas to your beautiful family! the kiddos are sure getting big!

  10. Kirsten

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Jessica!!

  11. asliceofsmithlife

    Merry Christmas Jessica to you and your beautiful family! I've enjoyed peeking into your family's traditions via your beautiful blog and I am in awe of the wonderful memories you make with your family.
    God bless! Tracy at "A Slice of Smith Life"


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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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