Archive of ‘God & Life’ category

The Day I First Lost Dad

28 August 2009: Dad’s car had to go to the workshop and he asked that I follow him so I could drive him home while his car got left behind. Like a typical Merc driver (I apologise if this offends your sensibilities but well, you guys know what you’re like!), he weaved in and out […] Read more…

May there always be Wolves in the Walls

The story goes: There are wolves in the walls and when they appear one night, the family dashes out of the house, with the girl’s pig-puppet being left behind. Obviously, she wants to retrieve her toy, but her mother says, “We can get you a new one.” This isn’t even the main plot of the […] Read more…

Sarge, the Lost Sheep

For months now, we have lost the practice of letting Matthew bring any toy to Mass. We had started when he was way younger and had begun to covet other children’s toys and we thought it better to have something to quieten him down at Mass. Recently, we’ve decided to only let him bring his children’s […] Read more…

The Midnight Mass: Dreaming & Awakening

Several years ago, I had a faith crisis that lingered till Midnight Mass. That night, as I knelt in my pews next to the nativity scene in my parish, I wondered if I believed, or had ever truly believed, in the nativity story at all. It can actually be quite frightening when doubts like these occur… […] Read more…

“Because I Said So”

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/because-i-said-so/ 35 years old, that’s the milestone I’ve reached today. While I actually care neither about age nor birthdays, I do enjoy using them to take stock of where I am in life. And today, is most definitely, a “fail” day, rather quickly too, even before the page to the next chapter has settled from […] Read more…

Fears, be at rest. The Prophecy has arrived.

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/fears-be-at-rest-the-prophecy-has-arrived/ There is one thing this little girl gave me almost right from the time she came into this world, which I shall forever be grateful for, and that’s the restoration of my sanity. Before she came, when there was only Matthew (and there would only be Matthew as far as Augz and I knew for […] Read more…

The Withdrawing Room

I have found a new sanctuary for myself… in the most unlikely of places. Unbelievably, the place that offers me some peace and quiet from my chaotic world both externally and within, is located in the heart of a kindergarten, with children ranging from two to five, running around, playing all around it. It was […] Read more…

The Missing Father

Today happens to be World Cancer Day, as I found out this morning at Marymount Kindy when the assembly lifted a prayer for all those suffering from cancer. So instead of peeking to see if Matthew had his eyes closed as instructed, I closed mine to join in the prayer. After all, today is also […] Read more…

11 months to Christmas

“In the blink of an eye and the beat of a heart…” we are almost through with the first month of 2014. For me, I’ve settled quite comfortably into a new daily routine. For one who’s always loved school, but hated waking up for it, I am now wide awake when my alarm rings at […] Read more…

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