Yes, life around here is busy, and active, and loud, and lots of banging with the bathroom getting worked on throughout the days. Yesterday, after the homeschool was done, Maria headed to town while Evangeline took her nap through all the screw guns sounds as the sheet rock went up, and the other 4 gathered around Magic School Bus in my bedroom as the noise was to great to watch it in the living room. Grandma laid down on Maria's bed with my rosary so that I could hear the baby and shut the door for a bit of some muffled sounds.
My life changed drastically with this mover off the farm a little less than a year ago now. This place is very quiet in comparison to all the hustle and bustle on the farm with equipment, livestock and all the ups and downs with them, calving, and for Ruth the 5 going on 6 kids and all the running and caring for them and feeding them, and washing the many clothes and on and on.
How can we be lonely if we are open to LIFE and serious about raising them as LIGHTS by sharing our Faith with JOY? Yes, family is the answer to our suffering from loneliness. Asking the Lord to reveal his plan for in the vocation he is calling us to. I did consider a call to religious life and it even did bring me joyfully into the Catholic Church with my family of 13!!
My vocation did happen to be marriage to my Most Cherished Cross, as by embracing him I am blessed with LIFE/LOVE/LIGHT! http://familysoulstory.blogspot.com/p/my-most-cherished-cross-patrick-gerard.html How would I describe my marriage? Never a dull moment. I married a wonderful communicator and I know that is something that I am blessed with as many men struggle with sharing their thoughts and feelings.
Can't get enough of this great example of how our wounds can be healed and we can come away from the Cross with newness of LIFE!