Friday, April 26, 2013

A little of this and a little of that....

So much to write little time.....

My Little Flowers group and I finished up our fourth wreath and our fourth year of meeting together this week.  I have been so privileged to watch 6 very beautiful little girls grow in their faith and in their understanding of virtue.  They have each touched me and taught me over the years and I can't help but be a little sad that we are all finished with the program now.  The girls still seem very interested in continuing to meet together and learn together, so hopefully we will find a new direction to go in next year.  Maybe the Little Women Hospitality group or the Catholic Daughters of America Junior Court.....

It was "take your sons and daughters to work" day yesterday.  I have mixed feelings about this relatively new tradition in America because I suspect it has its roots in the feminist movement, but Tim's office was participating.  Our three oldest children were old enough to go and be part of the well planned programs the company had put together, so off they went to work with Daddy.  They had a great time learning about what Tim does all day and the little ones and I enjoyed  a quiet day of visiting the park and reading stories together (as well as getting some things done around the house).

My birthday was this past week.  Another year is gone.  I am another year older.  I'm not sure how I feel about the mounting number attached to this milestone but I do so enjoy being spoiled by my family and friends.  I am very, very blessed to have so much love in my life and my birthday is always a beautiful reminder of that.

Tomorrow my youngest son makes his First Holy Communion.  He is SO excited.  I am too.  I love the enthusiasm of his youthful yet devout faith.  His is definitely a great example of the faith of little children and the idea of allowing the little ones to lead us.  My son is full of joy and faith and innocence.  There is something indescribably special about experiencing the Sacraments of Initiation through our children's eyes and watching them grow closer to Christ.....  how can we not be led closer ourselves?

We are busy, busy, busy but God is SO, SO, SO good working in it all......  


  1. Hi Kari,tomorrow is such a special day for your son! Love that he is so excited about making his First Holy Communion! How many children will be making it together in his class?

    Happy belated birthday to you as well :)

    1. Noreen-

      Thank you for the birthday wishes and for sharing in our excitement about the First Communion too! There are 68 children making their First Communion. It's a good sized class, which fills me with hope for our future.

      Many blessings, Kari

  2. Happy birthday, Kari!

    I hope you all have a wonderful First Holy Communion day!

    I love seeing our children's faith grow, too. Our older children have been such a joy, lately. They were very quiet about their faith, for a while, but now it's coming out in things like frequent confession, conversations and life choices. Yes, God is so good!

    Praying for your special day.
    God bless:-)

    1. Vicky-

      Thanks! We are off in just a little while to the 1st Communion Mass. My son is so excited he got up really early and has been ready to go for quite a while already.

      We appreciate your prayers and are looking forward to a faith-filled day of joy!

      God Bless, Kari

  3. Happy birthday Kari!

    I am old, and you are still young! Sounds like you are very blessed and happy.

    Don't cry too much on your son's First Holy Communion Day! On second thoughts, mothers are allowed to cry on such beautiful occasions. Enjoy!

    1. Sue-

      I do not feel so young anymore! But I love my life and would not change a thing so my age is not really a problem for me, though I do worry that the years go by so quickly.

      As far as tears as my son received Our Lord for the first time- I assure you they will be tears of joy and gratitude! :)

      I hope you are doing well. You've been so good about your blogging challenge this month. I am about 4 or 5 letters behind in reading! I will have to find some time next week to get caught up.

      God Bless, Kari



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