I don't usually blog on Saturdays, but today I want to pop in and wish two special people a happy birthday--each with his or her own post, of course. :)
First, I'd like to say "Happy birthday!" to my dear mom. Mom's a pro-life hero, having given birth to and raised nine children all of whom are so small-o "orthodox" Catholic it will either make you smile or make you sick, depending on how you feel about all the small-o "orthodox" Catholicism you read on this blog. :) These days, with only the youngest of nine still in college, Mom's taking life easy--by pitching in and helping out with giant carloads of casseroles for these sweet ladies (one of my sisters is among them) and doing tons of yard work and home maintenance and, generally, running circles around all of her children in terms of sheer energy and daily accomplishments.
Those of you Catholic ladies out there--be warned! The price you pay as a pro-life Catholic mother of many (if God has so blessed you) is that you're probably never going to be content to sit and do nothing--not even when your kids are grown. Instead, you're going to reach out to the community around you and become a model of generous service to everyone you meet. :)
Happy birthday mom--with much love!