Sunday, September 25, 2011

GMAC at the Dentist

Inch, Rose and I had our biannual dentist appointment last week. Our dentist suggested GMAC just watch this time to prepare her for her first dental appointment. It was Rose's turn first GMAC sat in my lap, watch carefully, and asked lots of question. When Rose was done with her cleaning, the hygienist, asked GMAC if she wants a practice appointment. She hopped into Rose's lap and really enjoyed it.

Rose was a bit nervous here

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nine Years ago

Nine Years ago today we discovered that our daughter had Cancer. Mystical Rose is strong and healthy now but then she was only twenty-one months old.

We had just moved to South Carolina from Turkey; no family, just started to make some new friends, our furniture had not even been delivered from over-seas. Seeing your child fighting a life threatening illness is something that I wouldn't wish on anyone.

As the saying goes "God doesn't give you anything that you can't handle." We were able to come through this ordeal, we thank God for the abundance of graces he poured upon us.
We are very grateful for all our family and friends who prayed for her, and the wonderful care of the nurses and doctors at Medical University of South Carolina.
-Crucian Dad

Monday, September 19, 2011

St. Therese Novena 2011!

I am joining over 2900 Catholics to pray the St. Therese Novena!

I’m pretty excited to pray this with so many faithful Catholics around the world and I thought you’d like to join too!

There are thousands of people praying through this novena website and there will be millions praying around the world.

+ Sign up for handy email reminders to get the the novena prayers here: St. Therese Novena
+ If you have a website, post about it there!
+ Email your friends and family and get them praying too!

Let’s get all the Catholics we know to pray this novena together to St. Therese!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Special Day

Our Family with Fr. Tarcy in front of Mary's House, February 2001

Our best Air Force tour ever was when we lived in Turkey. We traveled,meet amazing people, made lifelong friends,grew in our faith, and Mystical Rose was born there.
We meet an incredible servant of God when we traveled to Mary's house in Ephesus. His name was Fr. Tarcy Mathias, and the first time I talked to him I felt I was in the presence of a Saint. His joy for our Lord and Mother Mary was contagious. The life he was leading was one of pure sacrifice. We had the opportunity to meet him twice, and we kept in touch for the past ten years. He was one of the first people I called to ask for prayers when Mystical Rose was diagnosed with cancer.
Back in January of this year we received the card below, with a note that Fr. Tarcy is no longer with us. I got the chills, when I read the date of his death, September 14, 2010. The 1st anniversary of his death would be my due date with baby #5. Within a few days we found out I miscarried, so we decided to name the baby Tarcy. I pray I live to see the day Fr. Tarcy is canonized.

I did a Google search for his name and it turns out there is a website dedicated to his life, and many articles about him.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years !

Remembering and Praying

Monday, September 5, 2011

Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa

Jesus, you made Blessed Teresa an inspiring example of firm faith and burning charity, an extraordinary witness to the way of spiritual childhood, and a great and esteemed teacher of the value and dignity of every human life. Grant that she may be venerated and imitated as one of the Church's canonized saints.

Hear the requests of all those who seek her intercession, especially the petition I now implore... (mention here the favour you wish to pray for).

May we follow her example in heeding Your cry of thirst from the Cross and joyfully loving You in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor, especially those most unloved and unwanted.

We ask this in Your name and through the intercession of Mary, Your Mother and the Mother of us all.