Saturday, November 29, 2008


I just wrote a long post, but then I hit delete. Do you ever have so much to write, but it doesn't come out right? That was me.

Today our old Priest came to see Brady. He is one of the neatest people I know. He is so funny, kind, and has more wisdom than anyone I know. Words do not do this man justice. Over the years I have had a few qualms about the Catholic church. Each time he explains something to me that I might question or disagree with, I feel better. He isn't pushy or even 'preachy.' I can't explain it, but I can not say enough good things about him.

It has been a week since my friend Elli lost her baby girl. Each time I look at Brady I feel so much sadness for her and another mother I know who recently lost her baby boy. I hear Brady make little sounds, look at me, kick his chubby legs, smile, or just smell him, and my heart feels so much sadness for people who have lost their babies. It's not fair. I don't understand it at all.......

Tomorrow is Brady's baptism. This will be a happy celebration that I look forward too. Hopefully the kids will behave. You never know what you are going to get out of them.

I will leave you with this picture of Olivia from can gather that I influence her a bit!


Vicky said...

It is such a comforting thing when our pastors or priests can help us when we struggle with what our religion tells us. How endearing that he came to meet Brady. It happened so long ago, but it changed my life forever when Rick's sister lost her 4 month old to SIDS. I held him less than 24 hours before. I now feel I have very little to complain about. The most challenging days with my kids are better than not having them here. I will continue to pray for your friend.

Happy Baptism Day!

ABCDH said...

Yes, my girls walk around with breast pads in their shirts too...

I also have been feeling so heartbroken lately. I found out today that another friend of mine lost her baby (same age as Laila) after heart surgery this week.

I cannot put in to words how lucky and blessed we are to have happy and healthy children.

Blessings to you all, Bonnie.