Top 10 Facts About My Love and Me

i was inspired to do this post by betty beguiles.  it’s the perfect birthday reflection for me!
my husband and i have been together for longer than we’ve been apart.  we were high school sweethearts and have been together ever since, 19 years!
because we’ve been together 19 years, we know every cross and weakness of one another.  we also know the great gifts that He has blessed the other with.
we did not always practice our faith, despite the fact that we were both cradle Catholics and in a Catholic high school.  but one yes was our saving grace.  that yes turned 16 on tues.
we have a secret longing to form a Catholic homestead community.
he takes care of the bedtime time routine (while i’m pregnant or nursing). i’ve been pregnant or nursing perpetually for roughly the past 7 years.  : ) 

he gives a blessing to me and the children every morning and night.
we have three angels in heaven and long to be untied with them.
we have been stripped of our material wealth and health.  we trust that He is refining us.
we are in our final year of LMC formation and God willing, we will be starting a local community.
The spirit of the LMC is one of total abandonment to God's holy will, child-like trust in His Fatherly care and readiness for service in profound humility after the example of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
Slaves to Jesus through Mary. 
we trust that we were designed for each other and we give thanks to the Good Lord for bringing us together and offering us the graces to persevere through our own failings -- to lead us to a life that glorifies Him.

"To me Jesus is the Life I want to live, the Light I want to reflect, the Way to the Father, the Love I want to express, the JOY I want to share, the Peace I want to sow around me.  Jesus is my everything."  ~ Bl. Mother Teresa of  Calcutta
our song


  1. I hear ya on #5 and I'd be all about #4!

  2. Lena, this is a beautiful post about your and your husband's love for eachother and God. I can tell your marriage relies on and trusts fully in The One, and His direction. I love that your hubby gives his family a blessing each morning and night. thanks for sharing.

  3. What a beautiful marriage! May God continue to bless you and your family!

  4. So sweet! Thanks for sharing your list. I played along, too. Pop on over for a visit!

  5. Birthday blessings, dear Sister in Christ! May our Lady deliver a hug straight from Our Lord for you:-) And ahother for that sweet 16. What a beautiful witness list of love you have here. Thank you for sharing.

  6. So precious! I love #6!
    What a beautiful family you have!

  7. Wanted to stop in and tell you thank you for all the prayers you lifted up for us this past winter. God bless you!

    Also, I was reading this post and had to chuckle at the homestead...your beloved needs to hook up with my beloved. He's been wanting to do this for years! LOL

    Have a blessed weekend!

  8. This blog is bookmarked! I really love the stuff you have put here.


  9. You are a beautiful couple!! Poverty is good for the soul and for the family. That's our wedding song, too. ;)

  10. recently linked up to Life in Grace -



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