Dearlings,

It’s been some time since I posted an actual update of our lives. It’s been a busy two months….and I can hardly believe that February is more than half way over, and I am less than 3 weeks away from Spring Break, praise God. I am thoroughly looking forward to having time off… 🙂 I will be going home to Silverton during my vacation. After many, many years my Poppy received an annulment from his first marriage. This means that he will again receive Holy Communion and he and Nana will have their marriage blessed in the Church! This is a pivotal moment in the lives of my grandparents, and my family. Needless to say, I will be going home to witness Poppy’s “First Communion” and their blessing. It it such a gift, a privilege, a blessing to witness this great moment of mercy. Catholics do come home!

I plan on spending the vast majority of my visit with my family, and a few friends. I will not have a car (since it will be in ND), and this is actually a huge gift. Normally I tend to overbook and do too much…but not having the luxury of convenient travel accommodations will keep me focused on what is most important: my family.

Josh has been busy with work and classes, but he is enjoying it. Currently he is working on taxes, which I am completely useless in helping him with, haha.

Though I’ve been busy with school, and getting frequently overwhelmed….I’m trying to strike the balance between properly using the academic gifts God has given me, and holding my education/homework/grades/classes lightly. I am very thankful for my education, but sometimes I let it take over my spiritual life and rob me of joy…please pray for me in this.

Right now we’re getting prepared for Lent,and we’re excited to enter into this time of fasting and penance. I’m learning to appreciate the liturgical calendar more, and really see the Church’s wisdom in it. So much Mother Church has to teach us through an adherence to cycles and seasons! That could be a post all on its own…but  one thing Josh and I are doing together for the next 40 days is an online Bible study through the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology.  If you’re hoping to dig into Scripture, check it out. It helps to have objectives and lessons to guide you through the Word – all of which is founded in Church teaching. We’re pumped!

Anyways, that’s the short of it. Please let us know if you have any prayer intentions! We would love to pray for you.

 

2 responses

  1. I’m glad you both are doing well and your apartment is adorable- thanks for the pictures! I hope you have a lovely and resorative break back in the good ol’ northwest. Happy Lent!

    Much love!
    Jess

  2. OMG That is so awesome about your grandparents marriage. Having been in a parish with so many unvalidated marriages I know what a struggle it can be! My mom worked with a guy for YEARS trying to get all the paperwork straight he finally got his marriage validated last spring it was so wonderful 🙂

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