Quiet Time

    It is an interesting week in our house.  Most of the normal home life continues.  Dance, Robotics, and letting the kids play outside….normal life.  After a few months being under so many guns it was nice to also have friends over and see a movie with them…and eleven kids had a pizza night!  Then there was the opportunity to just for a few minutes enjoy John Paul getting to settle down on my chest for a nap…after a few minutes of ear piercing complaining!

   Life is still crazy, but it needs living and sound of worship to abound for it to have meaning. 

-ehw

A Little Under Water

What we wanted to do! 

What we wanted to do! 

    First day of our family retreat weekend…got out of town fine.  No issues traveling.  Early dinner nice.  Thunderstorms for dessert…not originally in the plans.  No the pool is off limits.  This means a quick improvisation for the rest of the evening.  Oh well…Daddy and the family are together.   We’re doing fine watching a little Star Wars spoof before bedtime.

  I hope this portrait is part of a long term series.  I promised myself I would improve my portraits for a while…so here it goes! 

-ehw

St. Joseph

    Today is a special day for me….it is the Feast Day of St. Joseph!  So even though I am in an other state, working 14 hours a day (well 16 today), and it is 20 or so degrees outside I found the Cathederal on the way to work.  As luck would have it, I walked in at mass time! I noted the Bishop was moving along briskly.  So I then attended mass AND got to work on time!

     Today was the funeral for the cousins lost last week in childbirth.  One of the children’s middle name was Joseph as well.  So I lit a candle for the children, and asked this great saint to look out for them on the path to heaven.  Just before leaving I said our Blue Knight St. Joseph prayer….

 

Dear St. Jospeh

Who took such good care of the baby Jesus and blessed mother Mary. 

Be our protector to. 

Guide us on the path that is safe and sure, all the way to heaven.

Amen

 

-ehw