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Apostolic Blessing

The other day when I shared pictures of our plants, a friend noticed a picture on the wall. It was a certificate of an Apostolic Blessing that my mom and dad received in 1974 from Pope Paul VI who is now a saint. I thought I knew what it was for, but I’m glad I […]

Sweet Surprise

When the doorbell rang this afternoon, I figured it was a delivery of some kind. But, as I walked to the door, I didn’t see a delivery person running away. I opened the door and there was, in fact, a real person there. It was one of our neighbors. She had in her hands a […]

The Greenhouse Effect

Last week, we received several flower and plant deliveries as people remembered the 1 year anniversary of my dad’s death. Also, one of our friends is away, so we are caring for their plants. We have happily found ourselves in a greenhouse. We counted 25 potted plants and 4 vases of fresh cut flowers. Luckily, […]

Grasping

I thought today’s reflection from “Jesus Calling” was profound. One line really struck me as though Jesus was speaking directly to me, “The only thing that you can grasp without damaging your soul is my hand.” Just Wow. I Found God today reminded that He is the only one and only thing to hang on […]

Calmed The Wind

Yesterday my mom and I bought some artificial flowers to put on my dad’s gravesite as they can stay there for another month. She picked out beautiful pink and white tulips since Valentine’s day is coming up. It was a warm afternoon today and mom felt alright, so we decided to go to the cemetery. […]

Free Doughnut

I took mom out and about today. That in itself seemed miraculous. As we were leaving a store, I spotted a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop directly across the busy intersection. I asked my mom if she had ever tried one and she had not. I asked if she wanted to and she answered with a […]

Visiting

It was a warmish sunny day today and I was happy to be able to get out. A friend of mine was suffering with shingles at the same time I had COVID. We both were feeling better, so I went to her house for lunch. It was wonderful to catch up. We shared our struggles […]

Not By Sight

I talked to the people at the church today and asked about the Mass for my dad that was cancelled. The man who I spoke to said it would be rescheduled to another day and asked if there was a specific date I wanted. I thought it would be nice to have it on his […]

Hospital Blessings

A friend’s mother is in the hospital awaiting a biopsy on a mass the doctors found. Today a woman prayed over her mom. And when my friend arrived to see her today, a priest came in for a visit. He anointed her mom and they were both able to receive Holy Communion. It gave them […]

One Year Anniversary

I can’t believe it has been one year since my dad died. In some ways it feels like forever – at other times it’s like yesterday. My mom and I have been anticipating this anniversary. I had scheduled the Mass to have him remembered today. We planned on going to church, then to lunch with […]