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Please pray for Jennifer Fulwiler, our weekly host of this great link-up. She was in the hospital and had 2 pulmonary embolisms in her lungs. She was discharged Thursday night to treat the clot at home, praise God!! She is pregnant and due in May. Her saint for 2013 is St. Michael the Archangel, so please ask for his intercession on her behalf.
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We had a beautiful Christmas! We love to take pictures of the kids in front of the Christmas Tree. I found this particular sequence amusing:
|My pretty girl, Sarah|
|Helen! With Curls!!|
|Handsome boy, Dominic!|
|Yes, when his Daddy said, "Vincent let's take a picture!" Vincent lay down face-first and threw a fit.|
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Sarah got contact lenses a few weeks ago. She really only cares to wear them to play volleyball. But what a difference it has made for her to wear them as opposed to the sport glasses she used to wear. She's gotten so much better!! I'm sure the added height and weight doesn't hurt, but I think the fact that she can see and has peripheral vision makes a huge difference. The other night she served 6 overhand serves in a row in a scrimmage!! Very proud of how hard she is working.
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I used Jen Fulwiler's random saint generator to get a saint for 2013 that I could pray to ask intercession. I thought about it and I clicked the button. Up came St. Clare of Assisi. As I read the little information available about her on the bio I found, I was amazed at how these things work. First of all last week, I was thinking about gender and what name we might use if we had a girl and Clare popped into my head, just crazy-like. I had never considered Clare before, but for some reason, the name popped up as I was thinking about it. And, St. Clare of Assisi is a patron saint of laundry workers (what is a mother of 6, if not a laundry worker, right?) and also a patron of embroiderers, eye disease, eyes, goldsmiths, telephones, televisions and television writers. Her feast day is August 11. I am planning to get a book about her life to read very soon.
Poor little Vincent has been suffering a bout of pneumonia this week. The good news is I think he is on the mend because last night he was kicking his high chair and squealing and seemed to enjoy the fact he was irritating Dani. Also, Wednesday night was the first night in over 2 weeks that I got at least 2 hours of good sleep. So, I feel a little better, but I am praying for a few more nights (at least!) with good sleep.
Today, Hallie Lord at Moxie Wife is hosting 7 Quick Takes for Jennifer. Be sure to keep Jennifer in your prayers. Thank you, Hallie for hosting!