Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Diagnosis At Last (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1, go find it here. We’ll wait. When our 15-year-old wild man broke his foot jumping down the stairs, I saw it as anything but the answer to prayer. I looked at his instantly swollen foot … Continue reading

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A Diagnosis At Last (Part 1)

A year ago this month, we made the decision to walk away from seeking out a diagnosis for what had happened to our daughter. After eighteen doctors and four hospitals who kept reading each others’ notes and refusing to test … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – Terribly Tacky, Wonderfully Fun, Totally Texan

**I originally wrote this a few years back, but just today I was trying to explain the wonder of a Texas homecoming mum to someone, and it seemed right to pull it out again. I spent several hours this past … Continue reading

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Can You Please Stop Rubbing My Intestines?

I must not be scowling enough. That’s the only explanation I can come up with for why so many people are already rubbing my belly. At barely 16 weeks pregnant, the bump in my middle is already basketball-ish thanks to … Continue reading

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Praying for Naomi – An Update

Thank you to everyone all over the world for praying for the healing of my little goddaughter, Naomi. She was born earlier this week at 26 weeks gestation and weighed a tiny 1 lb 8 oz. The doctors did not … Continue reading

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Pray for Naomi

My Irish godchild is here! Naomi Grace Brenda was born September 13 at only 26 weeks 4 days gestation. She’s unbelievably beautiful and heart-stoppingly tiny, weighing only 1 lb 8 oz. She is full of fight, but her lungs just … Continue reading

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Book Review – Raising Chaste Catholic Men

One of my sons was first exposed to hard core pornography by a friend on a play-date. He was eight years old. His brother was horrified to run across it while channel surfing on a weekend when “premium” channels were free. … Continue reading

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Only Good For One Thing

I was completely unprepared for the reality of pregnancy over the age of 40.  I thought I knew pregnant. I don’t think that’s an unreasonable thing, as I’ve done it a few times. I was pregnant throughout my 20s, and … Continue reading

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Bifocals and Babies

It’s official. I’m old. I went to get my eyes checked and update my prescription last week, and instead of the reading glasses I’ve had for the past two years, I ended up with bifocals. A few of my friends … Continue reading

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