Happy October! I was just thinking that last year at this time I was so happy to flip to this particular month. The month of little Gus’ arrival! Now, he’s a bonified walker and into everything! I’ll definitely post a photo of his antics, if I can catch him. He’s quite the character. He is scaling the side of the office desk as we speak (hence, the reason for my scarce updates)!
Perspiration: Between Karolina and Gus, I am constantly running, intercepting rolls of toilet paper from being unrolled, cleaning up spills and ripped newspapers, and saying “What’s in your mouth now?!” Gus also apparently fancies himself a little Mr. Houdini. He enjoys rattling my keys and yesterday he took off with them and made them disappear. It’s been 24 hours and still no keys. Our babysitter, my mom, the kids, Jim and I have all turned the house upside down. Gone! I think he’s hiding them somewhere so he can take a joy ride when we are all in bed. Score one for Gus. Here is a picture of Augustine in rare form..sitting still and content in the confines of the stroller. Look at those dimples! So Squeezable.
Here is beautiful Karolina. Her legs are getting so long! She is officially out of her braces! Her foot is fully corrected and her stability is MUCH improved! The last two weeks have been especially excellent. Just out of the blue, her level of interaction and eye contact has been better than ever. I’m keeping track of her diet, her sleep, and her daily schedule for any patterns, but needless to say I am amazed and overjoyed! Karolina is still nonverbal but there has been an uptick in her babbling over the last week as her engagement has improved. We have a big appointment coming up in a few weeks with a specialist and I am hopeful about the results. I’ll explain more on that soon.
Inspiration: Over the weekend we were honored to participate in the Solemn Vows of Sister Dominique at Sancta Clara monastery in Canton. She grew up Buddhist, In Japan, but found Jesus and fell in love! Her story is amazing, and we were so honored to witness her day. Gabriel and Grant were altar servers.
During the ceremony, Father read a beautiful piece. I thought you might like it too. God bless!
Attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ (1907–1991)
Nothing is more practical than
finding God, than
falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide
what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.
From Finding God in All Things: A Marquette Prayer Book