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post #101 of 121
Thanks Olives. What you say(and what your priest says) is so wise. I did get an email from my friend, she said she didn't mean to offend me, and agreed that religion and politics were definitely topics we shouldn't be discussing. She never did apologize though. But I am planning on just picking up where we left off(the good note...) and go from there. She knows how I feel, and if she crosses that line, I will politely call her on it. In the meantime, I will continue to be as good of a friend to her as I can.


I took DD bathing suit shopping today. It was horrible for awhile, I tried to pray in between the few sass she gave me. In the end she picked out a suit that met both of our wants/needs! Unbelievable! And it was on sale for $14 at Old Navy. Thankyou God!

OOOHHH!!! Ladies! I bought my FIRST BIBLE yesterday!!! The one I had, was very old,given to me by an elderly Lady when i was going through RCIA, falling a part a wee bit. My new one is Faith-Filled Catholic Women's Bible....Inspiring,Empowering,Motivating. New American Bible. Yay!!!!

Charbeau-WELCOME!!!! That is pretty cool! I am a four yr convert, with a background similiar to yours. If you ever want to chat about this,let me know!

mp
post #102 of 121
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OOOHHH!!! Ladies! I bought my FIRST BIBLE yesterday!!! The one I had, was very old,given to me by an elderly Lady when i was going through RCIA, falling a part a wee bit. My new one is Faith-Filled Catholic Women's Bible....Inspiring,Empowering,Motivating. New American Bible. Yay!!!!
I totally need to get a neat bible like that! i have a really old (see: antique) bible that I can barely read withouti t falling apart.

I wish I had money to bible shop :
post #103 of 121
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Hi mamas,

Well, Sunday mass was really nice. I guess I felt a more humbled and participated more. So, I guess going to confession did really affect me...

On another note, my son had to go to er yesterday because he has a hernia and undescended testicle. He is going to have to have surgery in the next couple days...


Amy
Oh that stinks! that just happened to a friend of minein the seattle area I felt so bad for her.. her boy just had surgery today.. how scary!

and I am in teh pacific northwest too!
post #104 of 121
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And CherryBomb, the blog you mentioned in one of your posts on the other thread, are you talking about Et Tu? I have been reading it for awhile, it is a very compelling read.
Yep! I love that blog Welcome
post #105 of 121
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The parish I visited is considered liberal. I asked about birth control today and she said it is discouraged but it is left to the consciences of the parishoners. I also met the priest, he seemed very funny, welcoming and nice. The parish also "requires" attendees to confess yearly though it is available weekly.
Just to clarify, while individual parishes may offer different confession times, it isn't up to them what the requirement (which is yearly, during Easter) is. Also, we're required to confess mortal sins before reception of the Eucharist, and I know I certainly need to do that more than once a year! Confession is intimidating but it's not so bad once you do it Don't be afraid to "church shop!" You don't want a parish that will tell you what they think you want to hear to get you to convet, ykwim? This also sends up red flags for me, because it sounds like they're defying the Magisterium, which is pretty serious. OTOH, maybe they meant they don't go around asking parishioners if they're using birth control?
post #106 of 121
Shayla-I love my new Bible! And you know, that day I was out shopping, I knew I was going to buy something that started with a 'B'-either a new Br@(I have only one, and it is so old, my n!pple is about to pop through!) or a Bible. In my ongoing efforts to try to be a good Catholic girl, the Bible won! Next paycheck though, it will have to be the other-I need something better to hold my *girls* UP, and keep parts IN.::

mp
post #107 of 121
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Shayla-I love my new Bible! And you know, that day I was out shopping, I knew I was going to buy something that started with a 'B'-either a new Br@(I have only one, and it is so old, my n!pple is about to pop through!) or a Bible. In my ongoing efforts to try to be a good Catholic girl, the Bible won! Next paycheck though, it will have to be the other-I need something better to hold my *girls* UP, and keep parts IN.::

mp
What every good Catholic Mama needs , a good Catholic Bible and a good br@! Hey, that can be our new motto!
post #108 of 121
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Why oh Why do a pull from my faith when I am hurting? Maggie our baby does have JA and has been having a lot of problems. I am so hurt and angry. At who? I have no idea. On another note Liam is doing awesome. Of course we are giving him a drug now that one of the side effects is lymphoma. SIGH.

I woke up this morning and shouted to GOD hey could use some help. Heck even a hug would be nice. Of course that made me angry because my rock my support was my mom. She would get me through this and now I have no one. How is that for self pity. I have an awesome circle of friends. Great kids and husband and lots of family that would be here in a heart beat to help.

Okay going back through the post to catch up.
post #109 of 121
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I am subbing for now.

I am so depressed right now,and want to make a proper intro(even though I've been around awhile...)but now is not the time. I am confused about so many things,and so very sad.

Please pray for my DD who is just 11.5yo,as she is suicidal.....I meet with a new psychologist tomorrow,and am scared to leave her at my DH's office for the time it will take me to meet her new psych.

I am lonely and scared,as DH and I are figthing about what is best for her.

Many thanks,

mp
MP welcome and I am sorry about what you are going through. HUGS to you.

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GooeyRN
Clothing - What kind of clothing do you deem appropriate for Mass? I usually wear nice jeans and a nice top. Sometimes (rarely) I will wear dress pants. Every once in a while I feel like I should dress up a bit more. DH wears jeans every week unless it is a holiday. I can't see him wearing dress pants every Sunday.

I know it's hard to go to such a special place if you don't have the perfect clothing but..... I don't think that God wants you to stay away from Mass and Holy Communion if you have a legit reason for not having perfect clothes.
I teach 3 year old CCD which is during the 10 am. We normally go to 8 am Mass or the evening before so I am not dressy dressy because well paint on good clothes not great.

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Hi mamas,

On another note, my son had to go to er yesterday because he has a hernia and undescended testicle. He is going to have to have surgery in the next couple days...



Amy
HUGS Amy. Keeping you and your son in our prayers. My second and third son both had this surgery. My 2nd son had it at 7 weeks old and Levi was 3 years old and had emergency surgery. We had no idea. He woke up from his nap with his testicles the size of a grape fruit. It was pretty scary at the time. He was funny. We were suppose to spend the night in the hospital but he was fine and it was hard to keep him tied down. He is now 10 so no lasting effects. The surgeon told us that he had a high chance of needing the other side done too. They tried to fix it at the same time but could not find the hole.
post #110 of 121
I'm normally just a lurker...

But Amy do keep us posted on your ds's surgery. Mine is facing it in the near future and I am nervous as well.

Prayers to you!
post #111 of 121
Hi mamas,

Well, it has been a tough week. So, on Tuesday we thought my son was probably going to have surgery but now their scheduling it for sometime in the next two weeks. We have appointment with surgeon on Wed, June 4.

On Tuesday night, I ended up driving myself to er because I was in severe pain from a tooth abscess. The er dr gave me prescription for percocet and antibiotics. I have been taking antibiotic now for just over two days and my face still hurts REALLY bad, maybe worse. If it doesn't feel any better by tomorrow, I'm supposed to go back to er.

Then yesterday, my son had fever of 103.9. I called dr and they said it was unrelated to hernia issue and to give tylenol. We did and he slept in our bed with us last night all night....gave tylenol in the middle of the night for 102 temp. So, this morning after his morning nap it was still 102 so dr wanted my to bring him in. They said he is totally healthy except for the fever so they think it's probably roseola or maybe a uti. Dr said if his temp spiked again they would need to do get a urine specimen. SO, I told my ds that he cannot have any more high fevers

oh, gotta go....more later. Ok, I'm back. My son woke up so I had to go and nurse him back to sleep.

So, needless to say it's been a crazy week. I'm hoping I start feeling better tomorrow morning. I really do not want to spend another hour waiting in the lobby of the er.

Well, I'm off to have a nice relaxing shower. Prayers for everyone and I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Amy
post #112 of 121
Oh Heidi! You poor thing! Your poor DS! I hope you are both feeling better soon, and please keep us posted on/when his surgery is. I*hate* dental issues! What a nasty week!

Amy, thankyou!
That anger doesn't have to be at anyone in particular. It sounds like a very healthy response to grief! I have this struggle with my faith during times of intense suffering, then all of a sudden I have received Holy Communion, and I am bawling like a baby-He is so merciful, and grieves with us-i believe. I can relate to lack of support, but hold on tight to it where ever you can get it-even if it's not optimal. I'm sorry about your Mom.

In Mary's Heart,
mp
post #113 of 121
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Yikes Amy, how stressful for you. I hope the fever stays away. How old is your son? I hope you start to feel better.
post #114 of 121
Amy
post #115 of 121
My van's tire blew out on the highway today while I was on the way to the pediatrician with all the kids. My four-year-old has a deep cough and is on her third day of a 102 temp. A beautiful angel from Heaven stopped to check on us and helped me get four carseats and four children into her car to drive us home. It was terrifying to transfer my kids to her car on the side of the highway! Two other people stopped to help as well. I felt so blessed and grateful. It's funny, having something like that happen is one of my worst fears and I lived through it just fine.

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Jill, I don't have dd2 do anything for prayer other than be there as we say them, but for my older dd, I taught her by having her repeat after me every night until she learned them herself.
That's what we've done. We use bedtime prayers to do the "repeat after me" thing and they pick them up pretty quickly.

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How do you ladies meet other Catholic couples?

As far as having a prayer life, I find it to be a struggle, but love love love my Magnificat.
We meet other Catholic families by getting involved with things at the parish.

You know, I want to look into Magnificat. I get Magnifikids but not the one for parents!

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Mine does not seem to be either and makes comments all the time about how 3 is it for us ... Sorry for the long rant, this is a big point of contention in our house.
My husband knows a lot about church teaching and just disagrees. I reluctantly consented to a vasectomy two years ago, shortly after we had our fourth baby in four years. I'm still grieving it.
post #116 of 121
Analisa,

I am so glad you and your DC are okay, though how scary for all of you! Thank God for Angels!


We just got home from my DH's boss's daughter's graduation from highschool party.('!) I feel so bad for my DH, as most of the people from his office(other than the owners/bosses), are younger, let's go out to party type people. We stick out like a sore thumb. I think guys need buddies, but I can see why my DH never goes to employee functions-it's all so...immature. Gee, now I feel really old,saying that! Little vent...


mp
post #117 of 121
Analisa, I'm so glad you're okay!!!
post #118 of 121
Please, ladies, prayers for my grandfather.

He has been in between hospital and rehab since the beginning of April. In mid-April, he was supposed to be checked out and they gave him a drug (the name escapes me right now) that he had an allergic reaction to, and he has been delirious since. Flashbacks to Korea and not knowing who people are and all that.

My grandfather is the greatest man I've ever known. I don't say that lightly. He was my grandma's high school sweetheart, but they broke up and reconnected 30 years later, and got married (I was almost 10 at their wedding). My grandma asked him once why he'd never married, and he simply said, "I was waiting for you to come back, Marcy" They've been married 22 years.

He has never said an unkind word about anyone to my knowlege. He served in the military, during the Korean War, and did so honorably. He left school in order to support his mother and younger siblings. He worked hard every single day of his life well into his 70s; they had a dairy farm, and he also worked for the local feed mill and, later, the town. He always saw the good in other people. He was the greatest grandpa anyone could ever wish for. He is always proud of us, and loved my sister and I to death. Had my daughter been a boy, she would have been named after him.

He's back in the hospital as of today, and my grandma (not a religious person) told me, "It's in God's hands now."

I don't want him to go. He is the person against whom I measure all others. I want my daughter to get to know him. I want him to see her again. I want her to know that there are people as wonderful as him in this world, and I want her to remember how much her great-grandpa loved her.

I know it's selfish, but I just want another year or so....I don't know exactly what I'm asking prayers for...he's worked hard, so hard, and lived such a good life (not in terms of "pleasures" but in terms of morals and ethics), and if it's his time, I don't want to keep him here...but, I really want my daughter to have the chance to know him....and I'm afraid, and I'm not sure of what...
post #119 of 121
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post #120 of 121
Kathee,

I will pray for him. I am sorry he isn't well. I hope your dd can know him a little longer so she can remember him.
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