St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
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Friday, October 11, 2013

The highs and lows of it…

Some of the high lights of this last week:

Celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary; going out to eat dinner, just my husband and I at a beautiful restaurant.  Enjoying every quiet moment of it.

Getting together with some home school moms and chatting, if ever so briefly.  How I miss really connecting with other moms with home schooling.  I really miss the enrichment group I use to facilitate at our parish. 

Being very productive with our home school; I am seeing such great progress in the last 5 weeks. 

Spending time with my mom, several times this last week – it’s so nice that she’s close by and we are able to connect often without taking too much time away from school.

Seeing through my oldest son and daughter that how we school does make an academic difference.  And giving them the right formation and values makes the other difference….and together, they are a beautiful pairing.

Realizing I really am a spiritually aligned person first, and everything else after.


LOW LIGHTS of the Week:

To learn my son is losing his long time psychiatric doctor, (5 yrs!), and there is actually no one to replace him at this time. Not sure how the facility is going to be handling medication needs….We left with several refills, still…this leaves me wary…..and a bit nervous.  Psychiatric doctors in this area are not plentiful and well overbooked.  Praying they replace this well loved doctor soon, soon, soon. 

Sadly, I have so longed for a spiritual group, a prayer or bible study group, or just some group that pulls in the depth and breadth of my faith, and yet, epic FAIL in this area.  [without having to drive an hour away in the evening]

The bible study my husband and I decided to begin, was attended by NO ONE last night :( We were very disappointed. 

The discovery that people really are just going through the motions and lack deep spiritual roots, or are even repelled or embarrassed by matters of faith, praying and spiritual awareness, even though they consider themselves Christian or faith-filled, and even live contrary to those same values in their every day choices and matters.

A more sad and fleeting thought, that I belong to the wrong denomination :(  Yes, it pains me to think that, nonetheless say it out loud. I really do love my Catholic faith...but really filling spiritual filled up, is another thing, and finding those around you who wish the same; yes, I know people are very busy too, and I know there are deeply spiritual and faith-filled driven people out there, I just don’t find them in my corner of the world here right now in my age orientation; yes, there are some sweet fine people, lovely people I know. 

So ends my week of highs and lows. 


Kim said...

Prayers for you (and a belated happy 25th!)

Home School Mom: Denise said...

thanks Kim!! have a great weekend!

Chris said...

Wow, I'm so sorry that no one attended....sheesh.
To just be open and go even once, they would have seen, I am sure, that it could have been a great opportunity to grow.....

Sounds like you and hubby had a great night though at dinner....

Thx for sharing...:)

Home School Mom: Denise said...

Thanks Chris! we had better luck the third week...three peeps came! It's a start. It's a wonderful program and it's so nice for a couple to be doing it. And it would nice for couples to come to it!