It is with the smallest brushes that the artist paints the most beautiful pictures.” –St. Andre Besette Earlier after my little boy woke up prematurely from his nap, he did not let me out of his sight. This seldom happens so I was a bit frustrated as I had plans I was in the process…… Continue reading Faithfulness in Small Strokes
I am so excited for the new liturgical season to begin! There have been many exciting “first” moments in our new house already – our first Halloween, Jonathan’s birthday, our housewarming party, hosting Thanksgiving lunch with immediate family. We will also be celebrating our first Christmas in the new house as a family of four. So…… Continue reading Transitioning from Ordinary to Advent
It’s hard to believe that it has been over eleven months since I began my job at a construction company. Among the several projects I am juggling, I recently wrapped up and submitted the first project I ever really got my hands on. It was a rather big project (just shy of 300,000 square feet) that…… Continue reading The Project Goal
Within the last 24 hours James has been teetering between the temperature of 102 and 99 degrees. For any parent, it’s a tough sight to see your child in discomfort and exhaustion – all you want is for them to feel better and normal again – full of life, energy, and joy. My little guy…… Continue reading Lord, I Need You!
When we moved into this apartment, James was five months. He was born into our first apartment, a two-bedroom garden apartment that was built in the 50’s, right outside of Del Ray Alexandria. It had great character and space, but it lacked in a number of ways. However, it was very special as it was…… Continue reading Home Is Where You Make It