Saturday, September 28, 2013

{Counting Gifts} Things I am thankful for...

4100 "It kickels?" ...Translated..."Does it tickle when I blow raspberries on your tummy?"
4098 Talking in her sleep includes me
4097 Stop taking it so seriously..
...Seeing what's important
.....Accepting I can't bridge the gap
........But God can..
Peaceful resignation putting worries into His Hands
4096 Praying for a Shower of Roses
4095 Room full of snorers while I can't sleep
4094 Wretchedly wretched wretch. That is all.
4093 Prevailing winds.
4092 "Here's a shell for you, mommy."
4091 Sound of seagulls' cries to clear my head.
4090 Helpers around the house, like a well oiled machine....after a good, hard jump start
4089 Max's college friends recognizing us on campus...Infamous! lol
4088 Taking Max out for a dinner break from mid term round of studying
4087 Blessed be our God Who lives forever.
4086 Hunting ghost crabs
4085 Reading aloud picture books in the afternoon makes one take a nap. Too bad it's just me.
4084 W B Travis:
"Take care of my little boy. If the country should be saved, I may make him a splendid fortune; but if the country should be lost and I perish, he will have nothing but the proud recollection that he is the son of a man who died for his country."
4083 Texas Battles History book
"You cannot choose your battlefield,
The gods do that for you,
But you can plant a standard
Where a standard never flew."
4082 Nick pushing himself through Calculadder exercises
4081 Successfully charging a car battery and learning minor car repair with Molly
4080 Cheering on my college kids during test time
4079 Dedicated prayer area
4078 Dedicated family prayer time again
4077 Getting use to Aggies and their reflexive insults of my alma mater.
4076 A little more from Saint Francis of Assisi
We ought also to fast and to abstain from vices and sins and from superfluity of food and drink, and to be Catholics. We ought also to visit Churches frequently and to reverence clerics not only for themselves, if they are sinners, but on account of their office and administration of the most holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which they sacrifice on the altar and receive and administer to others. And let us all know for certain that no one can be saved except by the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the holy words of the Lord which clerics say and announce and distribute and they alone administer and not others. But religious especially, who have renounced the world, are bound to do more and greater things, but “not to leave the other undone.”
4075 Lil:
"Three-two-one... Rockstar!"
4074 Good people in my life to give me advice and guidance I can trust.
4073 Last from letter of at Francis to all the faithful:
"And since He has suffered so many things for us and has done and will do so much good to us, let every creature which is in heaven and on earth and in the sea and in the abysses render praise to God and glory and honor and benediction;2 for He is our strength and power who alone is good,3 alone most high, alone almighty and admirable, glorious and alone holy, praiseworthy and blessed without end forever and ever. Amen."

4072 Little pony tailed gal on the move 

4071 Seeing clear through the drama, stepping to the side to not add hurt feelings to bruised feelings.
4070 Sharing in and encouraging Margaret's successes.
4069 Understanding that plateaus are flat
4068 Getting my distracted mind to learn every word correctly of the Salve Regina
4067 My daughter's love shown through nutrition and her care for her family
4066 Craig and me: unofficial undercover neighborhood restaurant reviewers 
4065 Sharing the faith with my Ccd children, so thankful their minds are like sponges. Good class this year!
4064 Yellow and red leaves of fall
4063 Prayer to St. Christopher 

Grant me O Lord a steady hand and watchful eye.
That no one shall be hurt as I pass by.
Thou gavest life, I pray no act of mine may take away 
or mar that gift of Thine.
Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear me company,
From the evils of fire and all calamity.
Teach me to use my car for others' need;
Nor miss through love of undue speed
the beauty of the world; that thus I may
with joy and courtesy go on my way.
St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, 
protect me and lead me safely to my destiny.

4062 A snippet of my daughter's poetical wisdom
" There is darkness, and there is light; 
whichever we allow to affect us most 
is what wins the war within us, 
and ultimately, in our world."

4060 Early morning smells of fall outdoors
4059 St. Pio of Pietrelcina
“Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church 
alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the
 true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament.

4058 Reminders of four years ago in Rome. Yearning again.
4057 Sleeping with the windows open
4056 Staying calm through Lil's temper fit
4055 Lynn's class reminder "To focus on the child in front of you."
4054 Remember to ask for the Grace of Final Perseverance
4053 Remembering silly haircut experience: "Big forehead, big brain."
4052 Finding the charger to my huge flashlight, and Lilly looking at it saying it's beautiful (because it is something that made me happy), but pronounced "It's so pitiful."
4051 Productive weekend
4050 Fortune cookie: "Attention is the mother of memory."
4049 St Augustine
"The world is a great book of which they that never stir from home read only a page."
4048  CoGS meeting
Loved a moms night to learn how to present ways to lead children to love Jesus.
4047 Ginger cookie mix for moms night
4046 St Augustine on Humility:
“No one is telling you: be less than you are, 
but to know that you are man, know yourself in sinner. 
Know that it He (God) who frees you from blame; 
Know that you are tarnished. 
Let your confession reveal the stain of your heart, 
and you will belong to the flock of God” 
4045 Walk under the harvest moon
4044 Six hour visits with friends
4043 Hot water again
4042 Apologies for hurt feelings. Always worth the effort.
4041 Prayer intentions, adding to a growing list, gaining prayers of extended family praying together:
St Augustine pray for us that we may become worthy of the promises of Christ.
4040 Money tucked away to cover surprise random repairs after another and another and another and another.
4039 Kids having really good people as their friends
4038 Walk escapes for mood reset
4037 Hide and seek at the museum: Fun for the kids....Scary as heck for mom. 
4036 Just past Molly driving. Lol Haven't see her all day
4035 Nope...One lady told me I looked too youthful to have had a baby at 45.
Lol sweetest thing to say.
4034 Someone to hang out with while I wait.

4033 Strategic drive in to Houston, missing traffic wins!!
4032 Getting everything to work out for Cc and Maggie- Traci's influence with the angels :)
4031 Sacred seal of the Confessional:
It cannot be violated for any reason, however weighty. A priest must not report even the most heinous crime. Nor may trifles from a child's confession be revealed by the priest, even under torture.
4030  Biblical quotes on math pages
"But the word of God grew and multiplied."
"Be fruitful, and multiply.. And full the earth..."
"Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord."
4029 "I hate love bugs...They're creepy....They're everywhere."
Everyone around here lately
4028 lunch: homemade tomato soup, grilled cheese, with nutty salad.
4027 Cc:
"Since when do we have lunch? Ever since you've been on the calorie count we've been having breakfast lunch and dinner"
4026 Joey and Gianna love my class <3
4025 Irena's beautiful voice to start Immaculate Mary for my class
4024 St Michael defend us in the battle within ourselves. 
4023 He got past that emotional stage; Phew! 
Reminder: exercise more empathy next time!
4022 Euly keeping up with the pack on bikes, so hard to be a middle and feel left behind, go girl power!
4021 A house full of teenaged boys makes my husband cook a mess of food
4020 Bike rides, games, tag at park, games, poker, apples to apples, lots of Laughter
And No video games ...
Wow great day for the kids! 
4019 Lilly telling me bedtime stories
4018 "Find my iPhone"stalkings help save pestering driver from dangerous texts
4017 Happy yells from late night flash light tag throughout street
4016 St. Augustine, on fire with the love of God Pray for us
4015 Talking through age old dredged up feelings, trying to reach forgiveness
4014 Watching these kids grow up and flex their confidence
4013 Nick's project approved after four night dedicated to the cause, he rose to the occasion! :D
4012 Me: You are so pretty you look like a birthday cake. 
Lil: Thank you. I AM a birthday cake!

4011 Carol's God Shepherd project
4010 Visit with Traci and Sylina- and a house overflowing with joy filled children
4009 "Touch your ring to remind yourself of the sacramental graces with sacrament of marriage."
4008 Lilly when aiming her pretend gun, Says vroom vroom, Not Bang bang
4007  peaceful sleep
4006 Daily advice given to my teens:
Just do what you need and can do today.
Tomorrow will come, take the steps needed today.
4005 arts -n- crafts

4004 The girls reading; quiet time on the couch
4003 Yummy sweets, my husband knows me.
4002  Life lesson from Margaret:
Deciding to be happy...while enjoying being a trouble maker."Best to be in trouble, it's more fun." lol

4001 Hair transformations

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