Monday, September 17, 2012

Five Years of Catholic

Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of our family entering the Catholic Church.

It was a smaller family then. My now Kindergartner was not quite one, and my three youngest children were not even on the horizon. I suppose it is rather ironic that unlike the many women I know that are drawn to the Church because of its teachings on contraception, that was one of the hardest parts for me. In some ways, it continues to be.

I love my children and marvel that had I had my own way, three of them would not be here. That's reason enough to appreciate the Catholic Church's teachings. Yet, having seven children is a huge task, one I often feel unprepared and incompetent to handle, and thus far NFP hasn't been all that easy either.

Though life is a struggle one way or another, being Catholic and having access to the sacraments frequently, is a great and amazing blessing. I wouldn't have it any other way.


Marcia said...

Happy Anniversary. He continues to give you grace.

Robbo said...

Congratulations! I turn five next Easter. Looking forward to shedding the "trainee" beanie.

Janis Gore said...

Rearing that many kids is a ton of hard labor, even more so with home schooling

My mother did it, and worked every day from early in the morning to late in the evening.

There's nearly no time for rest. And the worries, especially when they're sick.

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