Friday, March 19, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Treehouse update

I can't remember when the last time we gave an update on the tree house.
Sometimes I feel that GMAC will be in college by the time this thing gets done!
This tree house has been a great bonding and learning experience for all of us

Now with four walls and a full deck

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Maya pray for us

I write this with a very heavy heart, my cousin's little baby who was bone five days ago passed away this morning. The doctors had said Maya had a 75% chance to make it, she was born at 25 weeks, just at a one pound.
As parents who were told our baby (Rose) had a 80% chance of survival I was very optimistic. We as a family offered up many prayer, our daily rosary, daily Mass, Holy Hour, several little sacrifices, and prayers through out the day; yet she was called back to be with our Lord. This is not at all easy.

Our jobs as parents is to help our children get to heaven and be with God for eternity. They don't belong to us; He has entrusted them to us for a brief moment on this earth. So we should be happy when our children can go to heaven, yet this not the feeling we experience. The pain one feels at the loss of a child must be indescribable. I can't even imagine the pain Maya's parent, grandparents, uncles and aunts are going through.

I pray they can unite their suffering with our Lord. I pray they find comfort in our Lady, who watched her Son as he was being crucified. I ask for prayers for Maya's parents, family and friends.
We love you, little angel; we will meet you in the Eucharist.

Maya pray for us.

-Mallu

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our little cutie

GMAC is 22 months now and is learning her letters. At the end of the video clip you can watch her say butterfly. "Butterpie" is the cutest thing she says.
-Mallu Mom

video

Monday, March 8, 2010

Confirmation Retreat


For the past several months I have been helping teach a Confirmation class at Our Lady of the Fields . This has been a wonderful experience, and Scott (the youth minister) allowed me to help out with the Confirmation retreat as well.

They had an awesome skit where a girl asks Jesus to come to her...


And she nails Jesus to the cross.

This was our band during the weekend.


This is my favorite skit, it is the stations of the cross, along side a story of a high school girl.


My Confirmation sponsor Deacon Joseph Gill had a talk on prayer.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Up Lifting Chat

I have a cousin, (my mom's cousin) in the Missionaries of Charity, I am able to talk with her every first Sunday. I really look forward to to our chats, she is such a joy filled and uplifting person. Her love for Christ is radiating and contagious. Today we were talking about the Litany of Humility and she told me they pray it every Tuesday. I pray it off and on, we are adding it to our before-school prayers. It 's beautiful to meditate on each line.



Litany of Humility

Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930),
Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,

Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved...
From the desire of being extolled ...
From the desire of being honored ...
From the desire of being praised ...
From the desire of being preferred to others...
From the desire of being consulted ...
From the desire of being approved ...
From the fear of being humiliated ...
From the fear of being despised...
From the fear of suffering rebukes ...
From the fear of being calumniated ...
From the fear of being forgotten ...
From the fear of being ridiculed ...
From the fear of being wronged ...
From the fear of being suspected ...

That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I ...
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease ...
That others may be chosen and I set aside ...
That others may be praised and I unnoticed ...
That others may be preferred to me in everything...
That others may become holier than I,
provided that I may become as holy as I should…

* from EWTN
-Mallu

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Our Big Helper

GMAC loves helping with everything we do. I found her a great way for her to help in the kitchen with this gadget from Pampered Chef.

End Product: Cut mushrooms!