Gift of gratitude

Gratitude doesn’t always come easily, but there’s almost always something to be thankful for, though it can take time to see it.
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Week in My Life 2017: Sunday

Our 7-year-old climbs into bed next to me, and I know I should get up. But he wants to make conversation, and I can never get enough of that.
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Week in My Life 2017: Saturday

Saturday starts as all Saturdays do, with children who bound out of bed before their parents do—a good sign since we were at the pediatrician’s office yesterday.
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Week in My Life 2017: Friday

Our children are off today, so the morning starts with a sense of calm. There are no lunches to pack, no last-minute homework assignments to do, no field trip forms to forget.
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Birthday celebrating, toy shopping, and doing more holy things today (7 Quick Takes)

I’m chronicling our daily lives on the blog this week in the Week in My Life challenge, so I could probably have given myself a break from 7 quick takes.
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Week in My Life 2017: Thursday

Morning comes quickly. As I get things ready for the day, I keep in mind that I will be at a work event late into the evening.
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Week in My Life 2017: Wednesday

I’m up before the sons, which makes me think I have a jump on the day.
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Week in My Life 2017: Tuesday

A stuffed cow and his owner crawl into my bed to wake me up, and I realize the morning is already getting away from us.
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Week in My Life 2017: Monday

I'm chronicling our ordinary, but extraordinary, life every day this week. Here's Monday.
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A Golden Birthday, a gratitude garland, how mothers are dictionaries, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Our older son is 10 today—double digits! It’s his golden birthday (10 on the 10th), and he has been counting down the days, of course.
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A Q&A with a seminarian on his vocation to the priesthood

During National Vocations Awareness Week, seminarian Tommy O'Donnell reflects on his vocation to the priesthood.
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