- The amazing story of the 13 becoming Catholic!
- Our marriage stories - "The world needs LIGHTS!"
- John's cancer stories
- Now the stories of John's 4 sisters...Ruth, Nancy, Maria, and Susan/Little Sister Hallel!
- Susan Angela Agnes/Little Sister Hallel - the story of a Call
- The story of little Lamb - grandson Patrick
Saturday, December 31, 2016
The 7th day of Christmas - reflecting on 2016
Being a God father to 3 gives him a lot of joy and practice in being thoughtful. God father suits him well!
Foremost in this last year is the BIG move! 2016 began with a huge remodel on the first floor of the farmhouse where Ruth grew up! We moved and traded places on Good Friday, and it was the right thing to do! Ruth and Paul and growing family are living on the farm and loving it, and Pat is reassured that he can continue to be very busy there, yet have the young and interested help that he needs. I was ready to be put out to pasture, and we are all happy and settled into our new homes.
Our home welcomes our kids and their kids and spouses and we are all comfortable here!
We love to share our home with FAMILY!
It is now our little red barn... the sign remains on there and is The Truth for me!
Love the tears for mom... add one more with Evangeline's arrival on November 1st!
Family time is the BEST!
Praying the rosary and reading The Word around their mother... she united us in prayer from her deathbed!
The Gospel for today is the beginning... The Word was God... and this life was the LIGHT of the world. So true!
I have this in a special place in our home - the memorial plaque from our friends along with a picture of Susan/Hallel with her grandmother the day before she left for France to join her Community of the Lamb! There is definitely a family resemblance and we know of Hallel's prayers for her grandmother and call to her just days before her death from Rome..."Don't be afraid, grandmother. Run into the arms of Jesus!"
Breakfast with great grandma Ann on her porch this summer after mass. "I am so happy that I could share the Eucharist with my mom each week. That was something we both recognized as Jesus, and it was an honor to take her to mass each week after she broke her hip, and then bring it to her in her home when she went on hospice." Pat this morning
smiles all around!
New farmboy on the farm!
Different for me was being a chicken farmer...
Now it is their fire pit and they enjoyed a lot more fires than we have in the last years. It is just good to have a young family living on the farm!
The chickens could be going soon! A new year without chickens...
Ruth nursed 4 abandoned kittens, but this year she will have her own little girl to nurse!
I could go on and on... we all know that. Life is good and we love family that is filled with LIFE and all that it takes to raise them as LIGHTS! Jesus, we trust in you. May 2017 continue to be filled our traveling down the path you have laid out before us! May we die to self so that you may live and work ever in our lives/families/domestic Church. Bless-bless, Barbara Luke