So much to write, and such a slow, crappy internet connection at the moment. Arrrrgggghhh.
(That just took me 3 minutes to write. FTR.)
Anyway, today was an emotional one for me. The first Sunday of Advent has traditionally been when we break out the Christmas tree and decorations and begin preparations for Christmas... which have been so bittersweet through the years. But both Mass and preparations at home today were just so incredibly special with Robbie there watching every step of the way. It just takes my breath away that he is here, and will always be our son.
What I wanted to post tonight was a reminder to stop on over at Jen Fulwiler's SAINT NAME GENERATOR for your Saint for the new liturgical year, a Year of Mercy! I got Saint Scholastica this year, who, amongst storms and rain, also wards again convulsing children, so... score!(??) Enjoy getting to know a new Saint, or reconnecting with an old favorite. Share who picked you below in the comments, I love to read them and know how best to pray for you, too.
Happy New Year!