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1. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to comment and email me about this blog – I’ve enjoyed getting to know a lot of you, and look forward to getting to know you better!
2. I’m waiting for my confirmation dress to arrive.
I won my confirmation dress on eBay (yes, I am one of those people), and am eagerly awaiting its arrival in the mail. The hard part will be forcing myself NOT to wear it before Eli and I are received into the church. I WILL BE STRONG. I WILL BE STRONG. I WILL BE STRONG.
3. Real life babysitter’s club?
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – I love being a nanny. I know how difficult it is to get a good placement, and I know how expensive it can be for parents to get the assistance they need. I’ve been playing around with the idea of starting a Catholic placement agency for nannies sometime in the future…any thoughts from moms? If it were possible to have an affordable, Catholic nanny in your home (either live-in or live-out), would this be something you were interested in? Would you be more interested in assistance with housework, homeschooling, basic child care, cooking?
4. I visited a Maronite Rite Catholic church this week.
The Divine Liturgy was hauntingly beautiful. It was such an honor to be able to worship with some of my Eastern brothers and sisters – even if my veil positively reeks of incense now.
5. My sister turned 17.
Her story could have been a tragedy, but God crafted it into something beautiful. Maybe I’ll get her to share it sometime. It is an honor, and a privilege (and sometimes a pain in the a**) to be her older sister, and I love her dearly.
6. I tried to make it without saying this but. . .
Eli is COMING HOME IN 3 DAYS!!!
7. Be on the lookout for. . .
The final post on courtship/dating (may I never read another source on either again), my family’s adoption story (maybe a guest post from my mommy!), Waiting Child Wednesday.