+Sparkle

+Sparkle

Those of you who have been visiting my blog since the very early days might remember back in 2008 when we bought goldfish for the four oldest (which were their very first pets), named the goldfish, mourned the loss of Mr. Peter Nemo, quickly followed by the...

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My Daybook :: October 18, 2011

My Daybook :: October 18, 2011

Outside my window... I keep spotting two cats.  Did I mention that we have cats now?   Somehow I was convinced (or rather ambushed) by a neighbor, Hubby, and 6 begging children, to adopt the two eight month old kitties. They were recently abandoned,...

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Another Loss…

Another Loss…

Well, today Princess passed away. Twinkle Toes was not near as sad as Captain had been (and still is!). She responded with an "Aaahhh! Poor Princess!" and went back to her coloring.I had noticed that Princess was not doing so well last night... She kept hiding in the...

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April Shower of Photos :: Day 19

April Shower of Photos :: Day 19

Today was a very traumatic day for the boys.Mr. Peter Nemo died.It hit Captain hard. He is such a sweet, sensitive boy, and he has never really been faced with death. He has been to a few funerals in his life, but not of anyone he has known, and so he has yet to feel...

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April Shower of Photos :: Day 17

April Shower of Photos :: Day 17

Well, it looks like Jennifer and Jamie--no, not my sisters Jennifer and Jamie!-- were thinking along the same lines as Captain. He couldn't decide whether he wanted to name his fish Peter or Nemo, so he started calling him Mister in the meantime... (I wonder where he...

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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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Sean & Jessica, Captain-23, Ranger-22, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-18, Snuggles-16, Rose-14, Bud-12, Grace-6 and Joy-4 (blog nicknames)

A Little About Me

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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