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Showing posts from October, 2012

To Heaven & Back

Best Random Moment of the Week: Giving Babe a little extra cuddle time, I kissed his head, and told him, "I love you, honey." He tells me, "I love you too, Mom." I said, with wide open arms, "I love you this much!" He replied, as he he hugs my neck, "Mom, I love you to Heaven and back!." Life is good.  Life is very good.

Opening the Window

This being the month of Our Lady, our school organized a kind of Living Rosary, where each bead laid out on the gym floor was marked by a student.  Each decade was recited in a different language, showing the universality of the Church.  My oldest was leading the Marian songs between each decade and my son was serving the event.  All the kids wanted to look their best, to which I spent most of our precious morning minutes doing hair and straightening uniforms.  Parents were invited to attend at the bright and early hour of 8 am. That morning was hectic.  In addition to getting my five kids ready and out the door, I had a few things to prepare as well, and it seemed we'd never get out of the garage.  As I backed out of the garage, the first time, one of the children yelled to wait, as she had forgotten homework inside. Again, as I tried to leave, another child had forgotten her coat.  As I slammed on the breaks and quickly returned inside the house for said coat, my oldest,