Monday, July 27, 2009

I promise I'm still here...

Sorry to those of you who are kind enough to still check in on us from time to time. I promise my days are full of blog-worthy moments and yet, by days end lately, I feel as if I have nothing to say. Just too pooped to find the words, I 'spose.


This little moment, which I was lucky enough to catch on film melted my heart instantly. It was Sunday, getting ready for church. That hour before 10 o'clock mass is often racked with chaos, yelling over missing shoes, and other silly nonsense. I try to have clothing laid out the night before, but there's always some drama. (A friend once suggested this was Satan's way of spoiling our mood, and attempting to turn us away from the Mass). Some mornings I have to wonder. Anyhow, this past Sunday Rosie was frustrated that she couldn't find someone with a spare moment to help her with her shoes. Without missing a beat, twin Frank was there to her rescue...trying his best to help her buckle up. How sweet are these moments?!

Touche` Satan. Love never fails!

4 comments:

Kurt H said...

We all know that you're just doing all your bloggin' and commentin' over at that other site. You know the one I mean.

Martha said...

I love this, Jamie! Thanks for brightening my day! And I hope everyone's back to good health!
I've heard the story of a parishioner approaching a young mother of 12 to tell her that she always appreciated the calm, peaceful look on the mother's face at Mass and the parishioner wondered how she managed it. The mother answered, "I just look peaceful because we're all here and we all have shoes on." We're just happy to make it out the door somedays; and I suppose God's happy when we find our way to His door, shoes or not! :) Thanks for this great picture!

jamie said...

Okay Kurt...busted! Yep, spending too much time on the other adventure.

And Martha...so true!!! People can probably hear (and feel) my huge sigh of relief just to hit the pew. It's like "Whew, we made it." and now we can calm down, and enjoy.

blessed to be a Mom said...

I have to agree about satan trying to hold us back. Doesn't matter how many kids you have or even none at all. Satan tries to keep us from going or at least allow our hearts to be so hard by the time we get to church that we are not receptive to the word.