Despite being embarrassed by the whole Syrian refugee mix up, we are carrying on and going to our village church as often as they have the doors open which, sadly, isn't very often. Every other Sunday and on holidays is all they have Mass or even open the doors. If they left it open sometimes we would go there and pray. Today we walked there because of the nicer weather. The only downer was that we had to trek through mud on the way there, taking the short cut through the woods, due to the massive quantity of rain lately.
Oops! We cut off Drew's face in our family selfie! At least we got the hair. :)
My husband and I were sitting in church before Mass shortly after we were confirmed into the Catholic Church. Both of our gazes drifted to a pew close by where a family filled up the whole pew. Granted it was one of the shorter pews, not a full length one. I can't remember who said it to whom, but one of us said, "I hope we fill up a pew with our family one day." We agreed it would be wonderful. And so that is what we're hoping for...a pew all our own.
People think they have to find their soulmate to have a good marriage. You get married, and after 20 years of loving, bearing and raising children, meeting challenges- then you'll have "created" your soulmate. -Diane Sollee