Thursday, October 9, 2008


So my dear family & friends,
You may be wondering why I have not blogged much over the past 5 weeks.
Take a guess why:
A. We've been so busy with the start of the school year.
B. We've been so emotional about Jen, Matt, Lydia & baby Heil moving to California that it's been impossible to put into words the loss we feel...not to mention the emotional turmoil a few weeks ago when Dad almost died again.
C. I (Cal) have lost all memory space on my camera and am too stubborn to buy a new stick in this economy SO we've taken almost no pictures for almost two months...and I'm not savvy at downloading pictures onto the computer...yes I'm a technophobe.
D. All of the Above.

If you guessed D., you are correct!
I've been checking your posts (Mom, Cath, Teresa, Cathy, Jaye & Jacqueline) and will start to comment again soon.
Love you all!


Em sent me a nice little inspiring tidbit:

"When God wants an important thing done in this world or a wrong righted, He goes about it in a very singular way. He doesn't release thunderbolts or stir up earthquakes. God simply has a tiny baby born, perhaps of a very humble home, perhaps of a very humble mother. And God puts the idea or purpose into the mother's heart. And she puts it in the baby's mind, and then--God waits. The great events of this world are not battles and elections and earthquakes and thunderbolts. The great events are babies, for each child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged with humanity, but is still expecting goodwill to become incarnate in each human life."

Thanks Em!
PS- I'm not announcing a pregnancy or anything.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cousin Compassion

Yesterday morning in the car on the way to school John Paul brought up a topic that seemed close to his heart.

John Paul: "Mommy, do you think if we build a house around Freddy's pumpkin plant a squirrel won't eat it again?"

How sweet. He remembered the post from Bergy Town awhile back explaining Freddy's eaten plant. What good brotherly/"cousinly" love.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Today was the feast day of St. Therese the Little Flower. It's the middle name we chose to give Monica because we love this saint. One major thing that got me through the pregnancy with Monica was reading books on St. Therese at night. Her life was so little and humble yet so extraordinary in her capacity for confidence and hope.
Monica doesn't quite understand all of this yet. Today she toddled around with a runny nose in a cute dress. She's breaking in some molars so her sleeping patterns are horrendous. BUT she's still huggable, kissable and downright giggly most of the day. She's a little person with lots of joy- just like her patroness.
St. Therese- pray for us!