St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Ordinary Life


I mentioned previously that while the intent of this blog is to primarily focus on aspects of Catholic spirituality, and was originally ventured into as my eutrapelia (leisure holy or "good play") to be shared, at the request of some readers I'll focus occasionally on the "Moderator" of this blog :)

As the profile states, we are a Catholic homeschooling family. We have three sons and a daughter; our oldest son just turned fifteen, our daughter is twelve, our next son is six and our youngest son is age two. My husband and I have been married for seventeen years, both cradle Catholics and have homeschooled our children from the beginning. And so at this time in our scholastic history our homeschool consists of a high schooler, a middle schooler, a lower elementary age schooler and a resident Montessori toddler :) This age assortment makes for a very interesting and lively academic day. Going from Algebra to one-two-threes.......A-B-Cs, to latin translations........Catholic theology and morality to "Who made you?.....God made me"; Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to Pachelbel's Canon in D.........

Our family lives in a very, very small rural town in northeastern Ohio. It makes Mayberry look like a metropolis! We are part of the farthest northern end of the diocese of Steubenville; our church is only a few minutes away from our home right here in the middle of town (village). This is the same Catholic church my spouse and I met at, were married at and all our children were baptized at by the same pastor, who was assigned here for twenty years, but was re-assigned to southern Ohio in 2004. We feel very blessed to have had such consistency and stability facilitating our spiritual growth all those years in this predominantly protestant area.

I'll share more with you another time, until then, as the song goes: "These are a few of my favorite things...." Thank you for stopping by to visit and letting me share this place with you. God bless!

1 comment:

Cay in La. said...

Your blog is absolutely beautiful, D. I always enjoy stopping by. I look forward to reading more of your "favorite things." : )