beautiful Christmas!

Christmas Day has come and gone, and everyone was thrilled with their gifts.  It was quiet and peaceful this year as we got an unseasonable blast of winter weather that haulted the world here.  I want to complain about it but it was wonderful to be forced to stop and pay attention to what it was we were celebrating.  The only terrible thing was missing Christmas Mass.  That was nearly painful.  We watched Mass with the Pope, but it just isn’t quite the same.  It’s the holiest of nights and to receive Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is so incredibly grace filling, but I think we received graces for wanting it but not being able to make it, at the very least our yearning and desire for Our Lord was increased by not being able to receive Him.  It makes my heart hurt for those people in places around the world that are forbidden from receiving Him.  The yearning in my heart from missing one “important” Mass was so great, I can’t imagine a month’s worth, let alone any longer.   I need to remember those people going through that spiritual hunger when I kneel in thanksgiving on Sunday morning. 

Wishing all of you a beautiful and blessed Christmas season!


peaceful prayers

Still more sewing to do.  MUCH more.  Not sure if I can get it done in time, just have to pace myself I guess.  I have  a Christmas Eve gathering to plan with DH that really must be done tonight that is taking priority over the sewing, but it’ll all get done.  I’m working very, very hard at not stressing over the holiday.  It’s not working a lot of the time, but I’m working on it.

Lots of people need prayers right now.  It’s hard to see so many people you love hurting but I’m so happy to be able to lift them up in prayer!  If you have an extra Ave could you send it their way?  There’s an incredible gentleman that has found out his cancer has relapsed, an old friend and fellow mother who has some personal intentions that are very pressing.  There’s also all of the new babies in the family born and unborn, specifically my newest nephew who needs healing to his heart and his mama who needs healing of her spirit.  There’s a friend who is losing her father and a family member who has lost a beloved pet. 

So much in such a short period of time.  It’s hard, sometimes, to remember that all we have to do is lean on Our Lord and we will make it through. 

Prayers are offered for you all!