One of the classic Ruth pictures - it was used for her graduation picture from the past. Ruth's love of animals and the farm led to our having cats in and out of the house over the years and to this day. She has personally nursed many motherless kittens including a set of 4 this last spring-summer! Today is her birthday and I recall her many hats that she wears much like the Saint for today - St Elizabeth Ann Seton! St Elizabeth was also a mother of 5, although Ruth will soon be the mother of 6... when her husband died she then answered the call to start the parochial schools in our country! How we love our Catholic School here in town where our 4th generation of Verlys is now attending!
Being baptized by my dad, Deacon Robert Cross, and...
Married by my dad on November 22, 2003... Ruth also wears many hats and does them each well and with a lot of her heart in them! She is a mother of soon to be 6, a wife, a nurse specializing in wound care, a farmer, and a Creighton model instructor, who works with women who wish to embrace their childbearing years according to the teaching of our Church! She could also be proficient at construction and woodworking and home remodel. She is now my helper and guide in the work we are doing in our home after she gutted and made our farmhouse hers - with a vision to see the yard and have a canning kitchen with an open family living area! She amazes me with her even temper and positivity! She is an amazing first child for us!
His words are much more eloquent, but I shared that attending daily mass kept me in a better place with my sinfulness and resisting temptations. It struck me that with the support of husband and son that I could make it work! This was only my second day, but I can see that I can still pray with my husband and son, and send them off with The Word and sharing prayer which is so important in our family/prayerlife/life/love/light!
I love the Gospel today! St John the Baptist revealing to us that "Behold, the Lamb of God." I love the way that they follow him and spend time with him and recognize that he truly is The Christ! How we long to spend that time with him in the midst of our lives and turn away from sin and the devil and "act in righteousness" and do the work of Christ in our world, job, family/domestic Church!
Jesus, we thank and praise you for all the ways you guide and direct our lives if only we ask you to reveal your plan for us! Yes, there are many twists and turns and different jobs and vocations and seasons on this journey filled with as that you ask of us as we follow after you carrying/dragging our Most Cherished Cross and finding LIFE/LOVE/LIGHT! May we always love and serve without counting the cost. St Elizabeth Ann Seton pray for us and watch over the gift we have in our Catholic Schools! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
I need to stop this... Happy Birthday, Ruth Ida! We love you so much and are so blessed to have you here close by and carrying on the farm!
May I do better going forth no matter the pain involved!
"Behold, the Lamb of God."