Thursday, July 12, 2018
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
So many today misunderstand freedom believing that
it is the ability to do whatever we want.
Help us always to remember
that freedom, true freedom, is being able to do
what we ought to do.
That freedom, true freedom, is not indulging
our every want and whim, but instead is the ability
to rise above any desires that are wrong, disordered,
dangerous or excessive.
Give us the grace always to remember that
true freedom makes us the people you wish us to be,
that true freedom brings us closer to you, and reshapes
our world in the likeness of your kingdom.
(printed on facebook by St. Christopher Catholic Church)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Well, that is my rant for now. I will continue to post to my blog even though I may be the only one reading it.
Friday, June 22, 2018
No one prepares you for married life. Most young couples believe it will be sunshine and daisies all the time. But eventually the honeymoon ends and married life really begins. In my opinion, marriage is a journey of hills and valleys. It is a journey that begins with 2 people learning to live with each other with all their similarities and differences, it's knowing you won't always agree on everything and sometimes compromise is necessary, it's finding a way to talk to each other about what really matters, and it's knowing someone has your back no matter what. There will be bad times but giving up is not an option. You need to keep moving because eventually you will get thru it together. Another important thing that should be part of a marriage is a sense of humor. Sometimes with everything going on in your life, the best thing to do is laugh.
Of course, the most important part of any marriage is Love. Not the kind of love that burns in a moment of passion but the kind of love that continues thru the day to day routine of life: burnt dinners, dirty diapers, unemployment, bills, arguments, teenagers, those annoying little habits we all have, etc. That is the love that is the strongest and will continue; as it has and will continue for Butch and I for 45 years and beyond.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
|Eric and Butch|
|Butch and AJ|
"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back,
nor a sail to take us there,
but a guiding light whose love shows us the way."
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
What was I doing while all this was going on? I was taking pictures and holding the cell phone in case 911 needed to be called.