Tough times-

My week in review:

This past week, the strongest, bravest woman I know had one of the toughest times of her life. She entered the hospital last Monday, for what should have been a two to three day stay, for a routine (albeit major) surgery. The actual surgery went well, but she suffered a couple of major setbacks. Although she is finally on the mend, and scheduled to be released tomorrow, she has a long way to go in her convalescence. I’m not well when she’s not well, and those closest to me know this all too well. Thank you, Sister Agnes Delores, my run away nun, for simply walking into the room. Thank you, TT, my laugh out loud partner, for working tirelessly to help me keep the tears at bay. Thanks, LarKay, godmother extraordinaire, for looking out for me and my littles and thank you, thank you, thank you, my littles…for being…MY LITTLES —!

#onmysix24/7

#hesheryoungestbutimthebaby

#notoutofthewoodsyet

P.S. special note: Thank you to my super man, Chuckie, who outgrew his cape when we were kids, for hanging in there and doing all the things I couldn’t do, and his Lois Lane for always being ready with hot tea and hot towels and for taking such great care of Sir Finn.

From the Editor-In -Chief

***written and shared by Runaway Nun and Leprechauns editor in chief***

As I was getting out at the track to get in a 3 mile walk/run, I caught a glimpse of the finger rosary that was given to me on Mother’s Day at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. I was reminded that I used to pray the rosary as I walked around the track, and I wouldn’t stop walking until I prayed the entire rosary. I walked everyday and prayed the rosary everyday. When I graduate to a jog, I stopped taking the rosary with me, because as oddly as it sounds, I couldn’t think, pray and concentrate on breathing at the same time.

For those of you saying that praying the rosary is only for Catholics, you’re wrong. All of you prayer warriors, those trying to increase their prayer lives and those wanting to pray but having a hard time getting started, try using the rosary. Even if you don’t learn the prayers that we Catholics use to pray the rosary (also used to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy), use it to reflect, meditate and to simply stay focused.
An easy way to pray is to pray with A.C.T.S.
Adoration – give all praise, glory and honor to God;
Confession – confess your sins and ask for forgiveness;
Thanksgiving – there are so many reasons to be thankful that one may need another rosary if each bead were used just in this area;
Supplication – make your requests known to God – no matter how big or small.