The Welcome Mat

Hello, friend! I’m so glad you stopped by.

I’ve always had an affinity for blogging since I was younger. There were always the transparency and vulnerability aspects of blogging that I felt drawn to, mostly because life is hard and there are always opportunities to learn and grow from life’s difficulties. I do it, not to be an oversharer, but rather with the intent that we can all learn something valuable from another and about each other.  There are stories and perspectives beyond just a photograph. Sometimes photographs can speak for themselves, but sometimes they fail to express more of what words can.

This House You’re Building was drawn from the Homily of our priest friend and brother, Fr. Jack Peterson, Y.A., at our Wedding Mass on May 30, 2015. When our family first began our house-building journey in April of 2017, we were reminded time and again during prayer and discernment of our own call to build a house for God in this world – not just physically, but more importantly, spiritually. The way to create a sure foundation and a sturdy, lasting structure is through Christ, our Cornerstone and Guide as well as proper care and maintenance on our part. As my husband and I continue to build our house for God in this world, those simple words continue to remind and inspire us, and keep us accountable of the promises we made that day. It is my prayer that this blog may a glimpse of the joys and hardships that come with building this house with authenticity and a spirit of openness.

I’m glad you stopped by and visited our little corner of the internet. Here you can expect to read content on anything related to the Catholic faith, family life, and even interior design. Each area, in their own unique way, provide opportunities of problem-solving so to speak. I hope that within the teachable moments I have myself, there will also be something that I write on here that will pique your interest, tug at your heart, or leave an impression.

And finally, just as all are welcome into our physical home, know that you are warmly welcomed into our virtual home as well. Come on in, make yourself at home, share in the conversation and even bring others here, too, if you wish. As they often say, “mi casa es su casa.”

Holy Family of Nazareth, pray for us.

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