I discovered Advent is a special time for pregnant women when two of my pregnancies were during this season. I really did identify with the pregnant Mary. For one thing I was relieved I did not go to the hospital, huge, uncomfortable and ready to deliver on the back of a donkey! I try to be…… Continue reading Pregnant During Advent
This warm, poignant post is written by Erin McCole Cupp, as part of a blog book tour for her new novel. Erin writes just enough of an introduction to engage your heart and your perk curiosity about her story. Don’t You Forget About Me. This novel is a MUST read! It Is All About the Fiat I have…… Continue reading It Is All About the Fiat
This last 4 weeks have brought the wedding of our fifth child, a daughter, our ninth started university and now this week our third grandchild made a peaceful début upon the stage of life and an unborn grandchild caused his parents to celebrate, Life continues to change and evolve. New life equals joy, a joy…… Continue reading 7QT Friday: A Birth and an Ultrasound
Pregnant with my seventh child, I was bedridden in the high-risk, neo-natal wing of the maternity ward for a week while waiting for a housekeeper to come to run my home and help tend my six children. I faced 6 months of bed rest but that one week gave me perspective and kept me from…… Continue reading Protecting Life in a Neonatal Wing
When God called me to be a mother and not a missionary or a contemplative, I was disappointed. I longed to surrender my whole life to God as a consecrated nun. Little did I know that mothering WAS my path to His heart. Outwardly, my life is diametrically opposed to anything I could have imagined…… Continue reading Becoming a Mother
Outwardly, my life is diametrically opposed to anything I could have imagined as a teenager. Yet this strange life I find myself living has brought me more fulfilment and joy than I ever could have imagined. At sixteen, I was still an avid reader, who loved school. As expected, I completed an Honours Degree in English Literature. By 23,…… Continue reading The God Led Life =Joy
You would think having nine children would turn you into a frazzled wreck with a figure like the Pillsbury Dough-boy and a brain gone to mush. People look at me, their eyebrows shoot up, their mouths drop open and they sputter, ”YOU had 9 children?? This is because I am 5’ 1” and weigh 104 lbs. I…… Continue reading You had 9 Kids!!!