What other kids?
Fight the good fight.
Liturgical Christian PSA: if you don’t have a plan for Lent yet, you can still grab a digital download of the @blessedisshe__ devotional and prayer journal! Find the link to the BIS shop in my profile. 💜 (And while you’re there, check out the new kids’ prayer journal. I’m obsessed and ordered one as soon as I saw it.)
Maybe in heaven I’ll be the patron saint of women who can’t get anything done because they can’t stop looking at their baby.
Oscar was baptized last Sunday morning. ❤️ Welcome, sweet son, to the Catholic Church. May she be a structure for you to discover the love of God but never a box to put Him in.
I’m unapologetically drawn to vulnerability in writing. Women, I think, have a particular ability to do this well as our gift to the world. My friend @colleencmitch wrote this book, and anyone who can talk about how sensual she feels in the shower and about her nervous breakdown in the same chapter is my kind of writer. I’m sharing about this and other books I’m reading (it’s quite a broad range this season 🤓) on the blog today. Link’s in the new fancy link tree up top. What are Y’ALL reading now?
If this book ever gets written, you should know this was how it was done. 🙃
Eight years ago today my world changed forever, though I wouldn’t know it until months later. I’m not the same woman I was the day this boy was born, and I think it’s fair to say nothing in my life has shaped me as much as he. He’s broken me open in ways I never wanted and he’s made me whole in ways I never could have foreseen. Happy birthday to the greatest surprise I thought I had planned. I am so proud to be Alyosha’s mother.
I believe so deeply in my bones that God is restoring all things to wholeness. We will never fully understand what it is to belong to each other without also understanding how we belong to earth and place as well. Nothing is separate; every living thing is a part of the whole.