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The Blessings of My Crazy Life...

If you’re looking for me on any given week, here’s my schedule to help you out: Monday is gymnastics. Tuesday is soccer and dance. Wednesday is more soccer. Thursday repeats Tuesday. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are more of the same. In between there are lunches to be packed, carpools to be driven, and dinners to be made.

Ah, the life and blessings of a parent. Wait, did I just say blessings? Really?

Yes. I did. Do you want to know why? When my mom died a year and a half ago, I was hit with the reality of how quickly life passes. All too soon there will be no carpools, no activities, no need for help with homework. I suddenly realized how truly precious those carpool moments are. And it became all too clear that too many lost moments—moments I wish I could get back—had already passed me by.

So I made a promise to myself that I will sign up for every field trip, bake sale, and other opportunities as needed. I will sit on the sidelines and in the stands for games and competitions. And I will see them for the true blessings they are. I challenge you to do the same in your life. Soak in life’s God-given moments–no matter how small or hectic. They truly are a blessing.

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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."