I feel like I go through waves of time on MDC.. and those times usually are because of preganancy and DDCs ;) And... *surprise* being pregnant again means I'm back! And I really need/crave the spiritual side of things too! So glad to have a place to rest here. I hope to settle in and join up with you ladies!
So much to address from the past posts! My heart is *aching* reading about priests who are upset with kids in mass! I guess we have been SO BLESSED to have wonderful parish priests in that regard! Our current parish priest has specifically said during homilies that he LOVES to hear children during mass :) Once, a child was wailing during the homily and he mentioned how the child was "making a joyful noise unto the Lord!" :) I firmly believe that because we are a pro-life church, children HAVE TO BE welcomed with warm, open arms!
I'm a convert to the faith (Easter Vigil, 2002! I was welcomed into the church, our marriage was blessed and our oldest was baptized! Quite a trifecta!) and was Lutheran before (what I like to call "Catholic lite" ;)
And, as indicated in my signature, my husband will become a deacon! He has been studying for five years through a program our diocese contracted with St. Meinrad and 17 men from around our state (our diocese emcompasses the whole state) will be ordained to the diaconate this year! Most of them (16) will be ordained in May and then my husband will be ordained in August. To become a deacon, you have to be (among other things) 35 years old, but can be ordained a year earlier with a dispensation from the Bishop... and dh doesn't turn 34 until August! I'm thrilled beyond words for him because he has had a calling to the church for probably all of his life! He actually did attend the seminary for 2.5 years, but I'm what's called a "chalice chipper" and stole him away to marry me ;) .... This current pregnancy was a bit of a shocker since normally we just leave things like conception up to chance, we actually thought we would (for the first time ever) actively avoid pregnancy in December because it could really be an issue with his ordination! But... SURPRISE! And, it's a beautiful one too ;) Aaaand, luckily, my math was off for what a due date would be (I was thinking it would be August), but it's early September, which should be just fine since all babies thus far have liked to bake extra long and don't show up until 41 weeks anyway. I'm praying that trend continues!
And thus concludes my time on the computer for now! Peace and love to all :)