hard to forgive

     There are some problems that are hard to forgive.  Holding grudges is very bad for a person’s health, life expectancy and mood (not to mention that for Christians, it is not morally permitted).  Yet some situations are seemingly impossible to forgive.      I was once in a situation where I thought I…

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autism? asbergers? sensory processing disorder?

     Yesterday I was driving and Clare pipes up from the back seat: “Mom, when Adam and Eve were wearing those leaves, do you think they were itchy?”     A perfect sensory processing disorder question!     That said, her issues are SO SMALL compared to what they once were!       We have wondered…

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the poets

“Mary Cassatt” by KR and Kids(2007) Mary Cassatt,She paints a lotOf little girls in dresses. A mother and childA boy with a smile,And ladies with wispy tresses.

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save the world

“Give up your small ambitions; come and save the world!”                                     –St. Francis Xavier Cabrini My favorite quote of late.     Padre Pio, in my opinion, was saving the world.  In his poor, cold little monastery, he was saving…

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design

     It appears that we have an interior designer in the making. Leigh KellyAnne’s bed has been resurfaced!  She apparently knows something about texturing surfaces.  I spent a lot of time this summer trying to texture one of our walls that needed repair and paint.  But Leigh seems to be a natural!     …

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my pain is my power–2

     Following up on the last post:     I am not into martyrdom.  I know that this pain must and will be relieved eventually!  I will work like crazy to resolve the cause of it, and do my part to alleviate it!  But it is simply there for the time being.  So instead of…

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my pain is my power

     I went to Mass with an ache in my heart.  Oh, it hurt like a wretched stubbing of the toe.  Ouch!     I told Ron just before Mass began, “I am asking God what to do with this ache.  Maybe God will heal and remove it.”      Ron said, “At the very…

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a day with aunt swanee

     We had a distinguished guest lecturer at our home school one day last week.  AUNT SWANEE!It began with some yoga: Then an appetizer for Mom’s party made on the kitchen floor, while memorizing the Gettysburg Address: Ta Daaaa!  Deviled eggs with a colorful twist!  (sort of like inside out Easter eggs!) Then, after…

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emotion deregulation

     I have learned to detect my own emotion deregulation.  I used to think that it was just “getting upset.”  I would cry, feel really angry or sorry for myself, sometimes feel unstable or almost dizzy, and sometimes I would just go lie in bed in pain.  Eventually, the feelings would wear off; they…

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freedom

     Watching the students, mothers, children, grandparents in Tahrir Square for 18 days has been an inspiration.  Power not through violence, but through communication and unity of the nation.  To my mind, this is one of the most important moments of history.  It marks the turning of the tide away from force and from…

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