I’m usually good with birthdays, but somehow I lost track of Open Window’s. And it was only today that I realized that this little space here is celebrating its 5th birthday.
Just for fun, I thought I’d share with you the top 10 hits of the past 5 years:
1. 10 Reasons we’re choosing Catholic schools for our children. This post has had nearly 61,000 views. What I love the most, though, are the notes I receive from readers who are teachers or parents or principals who are responding to this post.
3. Remembering Teresa’s life full of miracles. And it’s not surprising to me that another post about Teresa is near the top of the list, too. Teresa brought together so many people, uniting them in prayer all over the world.
5. A letter to our son as he gets ready for kindergarten. Again here I wrote about why we chose Catholic schools and invited other bloggers to link up with me.
9. Missing Baby Georgie. Ah, Georgie. Whenever I pull a list of blogs people read, there is Georgie. And that’s how he is. So often I think of him during the day, in good moments and in hard ones. As I watch our children grow, I think of Georgie, our cousin and nephew who is in Heaven. We miss him, of course, and yet we are so grateful he is in our lives. When we were writing names on slips of paper for our Lenten prayer basket, our younger son kept saying, “Write one for Georgie. Did you put Georgie in yet?” Georgie is always with us, a reminder that Heaven is far away, and yet not so far, and that we can love him from here, and he can love us from there. And we do love you, Georgie.