Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy ICLW

Hello!  This is the first month I have participated in ICLW in a long time! 

My husband and I suffered through a miscarriage in July of 2010.  After much thought and soul searching we decided to proceed with IVF in October of that same year.  We were blessed to become pregnant with twins on that very first cycle.  Our Zachary and Zoe were born this past summer. 

I am touched every single day by just how special these babies are and what joy they bring to our lives.  Our Zachary is what I call our grumpy old man.  He grunts and groans, and makes my heart melt every single time he laughs or smiles.  That boy is a charmer.  Our Zoe is probably the single most sweetest creature I have ever run across.  Always patient, always happy, and constantly cracking herself up.  I prayed for these babies for years and now that they are here I still can't believe it. 

I am so excited for our very first Christmas together.  My family has always been close, but these babies have brought us even closer.  So many people love these babies.  My family keeps asking what I want for Christmas, the truth of the matter is that I received everything I ever wanted last July.  As long as these babies, are healthy and happy, I don't need a thing. 

I hope that each of you have a happy holiday filled with laughter, joy, and above all else family!

Monday, December 19, 2011

When did Faith Become a Four Letter Word?

I, by no stretch of the imagination am a model Catholic girl.  I can't remember the last time I went to church.  I think about going a lot, but that probably doesn't count. 

Tim Tebow.  Can someone explain this to me?  From what I can see, he appears to be religious, apparently always has been, and lives his life accordingly.  Why, does this inspire such ridicule? 

I think we have all heard news stories about athletes involved in drugs, crime, domestic violence, etc.  Barely, a peep about these folks.  For some reason, it is absolutely ridiculous to have a football player praying and thanking a greater power.  Really?  Personally, I think in this day and age it ought to be appreciated to have an athlete that is actually a good role model for kids. 

I don't even really watch football anymore but this really bothers me.  Leave this guy alone, let him play the game he loves, and live his life the way he sees fit.