#WorthRevisit: #EveryLifeisaGift

It’s time for another Wednesday #WorthRevisit. Plus I am continuing my focus on Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Tomorrow is Gabriel’s birthday.  He would be 22 years old if he was still living on this earth.  Hard to believe it sometimes.  I will be speaking next week at the local Pregnancy and Infant Loss […]

#MondayMercy: Visit the Sick

I realize it’s Tuesday, but this #MondayMercy post was stuck, unfinished, in my head for the last 24 hours.  Time to sort out the many thoughts I have for this work of mercy:  Visit the Sick.  I knew I wanted to relate it to this month of Pregnancy & Infant Loss, so I decided to […]

#WorthRevisit: Always a Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, I am posting this for the #WorthRevisit link-up on Reconciled to You. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s reading this, especially to my own mom, Kathleen, who gave me, and continues to give me life and love. ************************************************************* Twenty-one years ago, I celebrated Mother’s Day for the first […]

Happy Birthday, Gabriel

I have had a very quiet day of rest.  After a busy weekend of speaking and traveling, I just needed some down time. With that down time comes lots of time to reflect and remember.  Today would be Gabriel’s 21st birthday.   I talked about Gabriel a lot this weekend, as I shared my pro-life […]

7 Quick Takes… It’s Been a While!

Yesterday was Friday, and I got a calendar notification on my phone.  “Write 7 Quick Takes.”  This shows up every single week, because somehow I thought I would get into the habit of participating in this fun blog community posting gig…but alas, I have ignored those notifications for months. So long in fact, that the […]

Once a Mother, Always a Mother

Note:  I am happy to say this has been published in The Catholic Post, the newspaper for the Peoria Diocese.  The link to the article can be found here. Twenty-one years ago, I celebrated Mother’s Day for the first time as a mom myself. I was just two months into my pregnancy, but already wearing maternity […]

#EveryLifeisaGift

Today, hundreds of thousands of people are gathering in Washington DC for the annual March for Life.  Bruce and I had hoped to go this year, but he had surgery earlier this month to get rid of some pesky kidney stones.  (He is recovering well!) Even so, this particular year the March is very special to […]

Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Remembering Gabriel

Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  In many communities, memorial services will be held and candles will be lit in honor of the babies many of us lost far too soon. I will speaking tonight here in Danville, as I have done for several years now. It’s always a quiet service, attended by […]