I am an at-home mother of six children, four of whom are now adults. I've been married for 31 years and my children range from 15 to 27. This blog is about faith, family, and life, with occasional rants about politics and other hot-button issues for me. I am Catholic and by that I mean I believe in faithfulness to the Magisterium.
Reflections on life, faith, family and the times we live in
... by a mom at home raising kids.
from "Thy Will Be Done: letters to persons in the world" by Saint Francis de Sales
Oh to have a Saint Francis de Sales as a spiritual director....He sure speaks to me. Once while ranting and raving about the world with my brother I asked him, "Why are we doing this?" He replied, "because it makes us feel superior." Ouch. I think he was right. The devil uses whatever means he can to distract us from true conversion....
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
"A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more." Matt 2:18
May the Lord have mercy on the United States. The blood of millions of utterly innocent human beings is on our hands. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Yesterday we took the girls to see "Happy Feet." We do not usually go to so many movies in so short a time. There were just several we really wanted to see.
"Happy Feet" is full of very cute penguins, some really fun song and dance numbers, and beautiful arctic scenery, and some great action scenes. I have to say I liked the first half better than the second. All of the above features made the first half a really delightful show. After that some very worn out 70s themes came into the story. An old leader penguin criticizes Mumble for dancing and not singing and the old be-your-own-person, reject-traditions, the-old-don't- know type emotionalism is introduced into the story. Add to that a dose of environmentalism (the humans are ruining everything again) and the second half really gets a little tiresome. You find yourself thinking, "What happened to the cute little penguin story." It's not too in your face, though. I'd say there's nothing truly offensive. It just starts to take itself a little too seriously in the second half. Still, there were enough good features that I'd say I did enjoy it except for it feeling a little too long.
Our family agreed that we enjoyed "Night at the Museum" more. (I'm trying to post a picture of the film with a trailer but I seem to be doing something wrong. Here's another try.
He explained to me that the reason was not because he wanted to prolong her life past the natural course of it. He just wanted to make sure that no one thought he was waiting for her to die because that might effect the quality of care she would be given. There is no question in my mind that she received excellent care because of my father's attention. Every day he asked the nurse, "What is the patient/staff ratio today?"
I will write more about their relationship soon. It was just on my mind because of Michelle's post. For years my father never received a smile from my mother. I don't think she had the ability to smile in the last few years. It didn't matter to my dad. He wasn't there for the reward. He was there because he loved her and it didn't matter if she could give nothing in return.