Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception

I feel like I’ve been MIA on writing. I probably feel this way because my thoughts have been so scattered with all the packing, traveling, packing, unpacking we’ve been doing this past month. I’m still trying to get into the swing of things back in our little home. Hence, the lack of posts.

You wouldn’t think travels would throw someone off so much, but I definitely felt the toll of November. Thankfully, Bigfoot seems to be coping way better than his Mama here. He seems to just go with the flow of life and all it brings his way. I admire this in him and pray that he keep this beautiful and innocent approach to life forever.

I, on the other hand, need to work at it a bit more. Hopefully, I’ll eventually find the balance that I’m looking for. And then I’m sure it will get thrown off again. But, at the least, I can start expecting it to get thrown off? And then, maybe, just maybe, will I be able to approach it better. Key word here is: Maybe.

I titled this post Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception, but apparently, my little heart had some other things to share. I mentioned earlier about having scattered thoughts, I really wasn’t kidding! Especially in regards to all the different posts I’ve thought about writing - Bigfoot’s 5 month update, Bigfoot’s travels to my hometown and all the wonderful family he met, a post on Thanksgiving, a post for how thankful I feel about being able to stay home with my sweet boy, a post about how grateful I am for my husband, the blessings of friendship, our decision to cloth diaper, how we decided to use cloth wipes for our little ones bum too, and for that matter, parenting and the plethora of decisions that come with it; I’m sure if I let myself I could keep adding and adding to this list, but I’ll stop for now. Like I said, many things to write, just haven’t had the calm to sit down and do it. Scattered posts floating in my brain. Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Holidays. Holiday shopping. Advent. Feast of St. Nicholas and fun family to-dos. Waiting on the Lord. Family/Advent traditions. All the different holiday crafts I’ve been working on in our home. Pinterest! Bigfoot’s new milestones of rolling around, sitting endeavors, more squealing, more baby babble, tummy sleeping, and tons more!

Wow. Haha. I am scatter-brain.

Well, in an effort to write a little something about what I initially intended, I will say that our little family will be going to Mass later to honor Our Lady and to celebrate her immaculate conception. I’m so grateful for Our Lord’s Mother. It’s really pretty hard to put into words all that she means to me. But, I can say that I am grateful. Grateful for her Fiat. Grateful for her parents, Anne and Joquim. Grateful for her life. Grateful for her prayerful presence in my life and the life of my family. Grateful for her love for her Son, Our Savior. Grateful for the role she played in our salvation. Grateful for her motherhood and for her womanhood. And so much more.

“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”

Luke 1:42

Till next time, I wish you all a Happy Feast day of the Immaculate Conception.

Sweet Mother Mary, pray for us.

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