I made the Internet come alive this week. For real. Did you know that all of us bloggers are real people and not just pithy and insightful robots behind a screen? (Aw, thanks.) Not only did I get to put personalities with blogs, but I learned a lot too – I know, I can’t help it. I have to get something out of everything.
Meg from Held By His Pierced Hands stopped by to stay with us for the weekend. She was on her way to Delaware. We spent some time with her, spent some time with Jesus, and I even learned a bit of what Meg’s life is like. I guess telling people that you are a traveling missionary who wants to become a consecrated virgin living in the world brings up a lot of questions. Listening to her answers was so amazing.
While answering a stranger’s question, Meg taught me that the priesthood isn’t about power, it is about serving. When people are concerned that the church doesn’t allow women to be priests (and therefore think it patriarchal), they are misinterpreting the vocation of priesthood as one of control, power and authority. Really it is a way for these men to serve the church, and similarly, there are numerous and very important ways that women fulfill this roll as well.
Read her latest: 100 Ways to Be Pro-Life
I also got a chance to meet Dwija of House Unseen Life Unscripted. Let’s just say, her house isn’t unseen to me anymore. Har. Har. I’ll stop.
She is lovely. Her children are lovely. Her home is lovely. Everything is lovely. She is the kind of person that made my friend receptors stand up and say, “Yes! We like her!” Fast friends, we are. We had a chance to grab a bit of lunch and talk mom stuff. I even got to see the infamous laundry room.
Dwija taught me that once you have kids, there is often this desire to “get back to normal.” Life then becomes this constant struggle to get back to the way things used to be before kids. The reality is is that you have a new normal. That part of your life is gone and that’s totally ok. Better even. As soon as you accept that and stop fighting the change, life becomes even more enjoyable.
More Internet! You know, sometimes I feel like we have higher standards for children than we do for adults. Guggie agrees.
Got myself one of these bad boys this week.
Totally digging it. Sam is too.
So, I might be doing some major shopping coming up soon (read: after I finally drop these last 10 lbs). What staples do I need in my closet? I am looking for clothing and shoes. I’m going to pass on the accessories for now because I have a TON.
Leave me a link or a description of some of your favorite items.
Rough problem, I know.
Did you get a chance to read my post on eating chocolate and being pro-life? I am hoping to get some things in the works to take this post to the next level. Details soon or someday or when I get to it, ok? Ok.