Friday, May 20, 2011

Testing... testing...

Is anyone out there? Does anyone read my neglected little blog? I wouldn't blame anyone for abandoning it. More than three months without a post. Wow. Pretty pitiful.

I do miss my blog, though. I miss interacting with all you wonderful Catholic women (do any men read this blog I wonder?). I don't know when I'll be posting again, though I do hope it will be soon. But, I know better than to make any promises at this stage of my life. Maybe things will slow down a bit once school is out? Maybe not.

I did have an amazing experience this week that I'd like to briefly share with you all. Our pastor approached a friend of mine recently asking her if she wouldn't mind getting together a few mothers who had experienced natural childbirth. He had be spending a lot of time contemplating the Blessed Mother and wanted to speak with some women about motherhood so he could deepen his own relationship with Mary. So, a mother of four who lost a child as a toddler, a mother of 5 who is expecting her sixth child and myself spent two hours with our priest talking about everything from pregnancy to childbirth to nursing (the emotional and spiritual sides, not the gritty details as our pastor was quick to point out.) It was such an amazing experience! I was on an intense spiritual high afterward. I learned so much speaking with other mothers, whom I highly respect, about our vocation and the insights that our pastor had were profound. It would take many more blog posts to communicate everything that I experienced that day and I really don't think that I'm a talented enough writer to do it all justice. I left with a deep sense of gratitude for motherhood, our Blessed Mother and the priesthood.

I'm praying for all you mamas out there (and all of you patiently waiting for the opportunity to be mothers)! Please remember to pray for our priests. They need men and women faithfully living out their vocations as mothers and fathers just as much as we need them to be holy priests.

And, finally, I'll close in a way that is becoming a tradition on this blog, with a picture totally unrelated to the post content. Enjoy!

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Jill said...

I'm here!
Always wondering what's going on in your corner of the world. :)
That sounds like a neat experience. I would have loved to have joined you!

Keep posting when you can. But don't worry if there is a long break...I'll still be here. :)

Shannon said...

I'm here and I've missed you!!!!!

Mellodee said...

If more priests would do such an intelligent thing as to learn about the entire concept of birth and motherhood from a woman's perspective, there would be a lot fewer women who feel the Church has failed them! It couldn't hurt the Bishops either....and maybe even the Pope. Your priest is a keeper!

Colleen said...

Hi, Jill! Hi, Shannon! Hi, Mellodee! I'm so glad you're still out there!

You are right, our priest is a keeper! He even said that he thought we should give a retreat for priests because our experiences as mothers give so much insight into Christ.

Christine said...

Still here too! I miss your posts and pictures, but understand that life is very very busy.

It seems like most of my friends blogs have really slowed down.

Christine said...

Oops, my last comment was under the wrong email. Wanted to make sure you knew it was me.

Colleen said...

Hi, Christine! I see you're not my neighbor anymore. Even though the Dallas area is a 4+ hour drive from here, since you were in the state of Texas I always thought of you as a neighbor. :)

veronica said...

YAY! So glad to see a post from you..I've actually been wanting to call and check up on you..I would love to chat and hear some of the insights your priest had...maybe I'll give you a call this week!