humble confidence.

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My godson & I went to the movies together today!

Tom and I have been friends since I was 12 years old.  And when he decided to join the  Catholic faith several years ago, both Cuppycake and I were honored to be asked by him to be his Godparents.

 

Many, many, many, (maybe not THAT many) years ago, when we first met, we’d go to the snack-shack together during the 7th inning stretch of the baseball games, of which Tom was the local high-school bat boy for.  Tom loved the ice cream sandwiches and I always got the foot-long green-apple gum rope.

Instead of baseball, Tom and I now enjoy going to the movies together; even though we still have differing opinions on the snacks!  Tom insists on the need for popcorn…even when we attend a morning matinee or he’s forgotten to wear his dentures, while I prefer to stick with red swedish fish or bit-o-honey’s.

No matter the activity…we still make great snack-mates! Continue reading “humble confidence.”

she calls him babe.

I remember when I first heard it.

I remember when I first heard him call her, “Babe.”

That’s when I knew…this boy loves our darling daughter.

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(And yes, he did eventually proceed to become our son-in-law.)

This past Christmas I heard that sweet word, “Babe,” being spoken, yet once again. Continue reading “she calls him babe.”

remembrance…

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Photo from Unsplash, Laurentiu Lordache.

We don’t know them all but we owe them all.

 

“During the month of May and especially on Memorial Day, our nation has the obligation to honor the men and women who serve our country and never to forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The pain of losing a friend, brother, sister, mother or father can never be taken away. However, we take refuge and comfort in our faith in Christ, knowing that death is not the end, but the threshold to everlasting life.

In 1995, Saint John Paul II beautifully said, “there is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us … This is our faith. This is our witness before the world.” As we honor and remember those we have lost in battle, place your sadness and pain in the hands of the Lord; His love and consoling embrace for us are boundless and infinite.

If you are able to, please visit one of the National Cemeteries. Say a prayer, place a flag or a flower on the tomb of a fallen soldier in memory of their valor and the brave life they lived, for we can never repay the sacrifice they made.” – Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

 

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Photo from Unsplash, Aaron Burden.

 

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) is truly blessed to have benefactors who support her mission of caring for military members and their families. Through your kindness and generosity, the AMS is able to extend her loving arms and provide the hope, love, and peace that can only be found in Christ. 

Ways to support the Archdiocese for the Military Services can be found here.

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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