Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thankful Thursday:May 24th

  1. Local pick-your-own farms
  2. The chance to enjoy a cozy, elegant dinner with my husband.
  3. The chance to attend a friend's Mass of Thanksgiving (first Mass).
  4. A gentle reminder to focus on gratitude during a tough week. Thanks Rebecca!

Please visit The Road Home and share what you are thankful for.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thankful Thursday: May 17th!

  1. My life!
  2. My family!
  3. My friends!
  4. Another year to learn how to live and love well in the Light of Christ!
Please visit The Road Home and share what you are thankful for.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thankful Thursday: May 10th

  1. Sun after the rain
  2. Fresh berries
  3. Being invited to a young friend's Confirmation
Please visit The Road Home and share what you are thankful for

Friday, May 4, 2012

Quick Takes #106

Inspired by the carnival hosted by the Modern Mrs Darcy of life changing books ~ here is off a list of favorite/take to desert island books.

  1. The Bible, truly not a 'what I think I should say' answer ~ storytelling, poetry, inspiration and instruction all in one.
  2. I truly love the entire series but if I had to choose one (or two) of the eight books in the series Anne of the Island and Anne's House of Dreams alternate as my favorite.
  3. Amazing Grace: a vocabulary of grace ~ reading  Kathleen Norris's reflections on words of faith has been on of the best springboards for me to think and pray about the vocabulary of my faith and prayer life.
  4. Pride and Prejudice, the quint-essential comedy of manners/romance!
  5. A Civil Campaign: I'm not much of a fantasy fan but a friend of mine knew with my love of the romance and 'comedy of manners' genre I would love it ~ and she was right. Even over several re-reading I continue to find it so funny and so endearing.
  6. The Grand Sophy ~ Heyer wrote many, many wonderful regency romances, this is one of her best (according to me).
  7. Perhaps this spot should go to a book I have always meant to read but never had ~ Anna Karenina, The Right Stuff or The Lord of the Rings.  If it does not work out I have six favorites to fall back to.

Please head over to Conversion Diary to enjoy the rest of this weeks Quick Takes.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thankful Thursday: May 3rd

  1. Kids doing so well during the long drives this past weekend
  2. Beautiful sunny if very windy days
  3. A chance to see the sea!
  4. Quiet moments to read!
  5. Dunkin Chai
  6. Good conversation time with my love.
What are you giving thanks for, please visit The Road Home and share.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Doing Something...

    During Lent I was looking for a direction for my almsgiving ~ and thanks to  Leila of the Little Catholic Bubble and The Orphan Report was introduced to the wonderful organization/site of Reece's Rainbow and their mission to make children with Down's Syndrome and/or other special needs who are awaiting for adoption known to families throughout the world and help defray the cost.
    Since Lent has ended I have still made the additional donation but had also been thinking what else I could do and exploring the site I discovered what else: I could become a Prayer Warrior!

    So let me please introduce you to the two little ones I have commited to praying for, and featuring their profiles on my blog and Facebook page.

Jessa 15H

 Girl, born Feb 2010
Eyes: Grey
Hair: blond
Character is calm, smiling

New photo of Jessa!   Sweet little Jessa has rickets, and a mild umbilical hernia (not uncommon for children with Down syndrome).  She also has some heart issues, ventricular septum defect, and an atrial septum defect.  She is listed as having a development delay as well, due to her Down syndrome.

Single moms welcome, great region to adopt from! 

$1514.96 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Yana 2H

Girl, born May 2011

Yana is gorgeous and HEALTHY aside from her Down syndrome — she is amazing the doctor and caregivers at her orphanage with her good health!

We were very lucky to get her listed at such a young age — another RR family was at her orphanage and able to take pictures of her.   Because of her age, she will not be cleared for adoption until Feb 2012, so it’s the perfect time for a family to begin the adoption process and prepare to bring her home.
More pictures and medical history available.

$579.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

So please pray that these little girls find a family to take them home and if you can donate to their adoption fund to defray some the cost of the adoption ~ bless you.