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Thursday, May 3, 2012

This One is For Me...

A few days ago I opened up a little bit about a major decision that our family had to make. I didn't share many details because I was still doubting and not TRUSTING in God. I am not a very trusting person so it overwhelmed me at the amount of prayers and support people generously gave me. Not even knowing what decision Tony and I had to make people just said "I am praying for you" My poor dear mother thought we were moving out of state and requested some more details and the more I opened up about it the more I realized the answer was there in my face all along and all I had to do was TRUST as Jan said. So today this blog is for me! I hate change...but it has become apparent that our family needs to move on from our current parish to another one the same distance from our home. We originally chose our parish for the small size appeal and friendly attitude. At the time reverence and respect for the Eucharist was farthest from our mind...truthfully we were just seeking something easy to check off the box that stated yup I went this Sunday... Easy in and easy out... My husband never fully committed himself to getting involved. Recently our family has expressed a desire for more...my brother in law composed a song"more Jesus" by Brian Whitscell I don't know how to link it but it is a fantastic song about needing Jesus! Our family was needing more and God led us to a parish that is just as amazing as our old one and it offers unlimited amount of opportunities to worship, adore, and rejoice in the Blessed Sacrament! So we make the transition and although I am scared and worried I am following the advice of one wise woman " just trust..." and I am thinking of a song I used to sing as a child " make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold"
Thank you to everyone that has prayed for our family!!!!
We are excited to embark on this new journey.


  1. I am glad that you are brave enough to make the move. I have found that your church family is just as important as your real family. I have been blessed to split my time between two wonderful catholic churches here in town, one across the street from our house and the other not too far. I actually play piano for mass at both churches, so I usually get in three masses a weekend. My priest likes to joke that when I am old and can't get out to go to mass that I have enough saved up that I won't have to go ; ) We have had major changes at both, a new priest last year at one that replaced a man that really brought me to the catholic church, so that was hard, and our replacement is very hard for me to accept I am still working on that. And now I will lose my beloved priest at the other church in June. What it has taught me is that your church family will see you through anything. I hope your new parish brings you everything that you need.

    1. Thank you so much for your heartfelt words. I know as a Catholic you can relate to our despair at being in the Presence of Jesus and finding a lack of reverence and respect. This decision was not made in haste but has brought on ambivalence by others. Tony and I have been reading Matthew Kelly together and have realized our family really needs more opportunity for rosary, adoration, and confession. I am sad though as you can imagine and kids are worried they will not make new friends. I TOTALLY agree though a church family is essential for growth and support! I will pray for you too as you guys undergo the new priest!

    2. I do totally understand. I am reading Matthew Kelly's Rediscover Catholicism right now. A wonderful anonymous donor in our parish gifted every single family in our church a copy during Lent. It truly is faith changing. Here we have been on the same journey and didn't even know it!