Newborn in the Lap of God

A few months ago, one of the sweet and beautiful nuns (who used to be a NICU nurse) at Christ the Bridegroom, held my baby Simeon. The nuns love all children... but as Sr. Iliana held Simeon, she said, “This is how we are to be! Like a newborn in the lap of Christ!” I knew [...]

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The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part IV

The early morning was surreal. The night before, I couldn’t sleep, mainly because I was afraid I would miss the alarm, and I didn’t want to miss my scheduled induction at 37 weeks pregnant. I was feeling somewhat joyful, but out of myself... like this was “another me” going through the motions of another birth. [...]

The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part II

  I threw out the positive pregnancy test. That’s right... the once-15 year-old pro-life teen who rebelliously started a pro-life group at her high school, the young mother who met with top pro-life leaders and gave public speeches on the seriousness of the life of preborn children, the mother with 10 living children who truly [...]

Tour Guide Advice for Sunsets and Surrender at the Beach

I seem to have been born for the beach. Perhaps my eight years of childhood growing up along A1A on the east coast of Florida solidified my love for the sand, the warmth, and unpredictable waves. My love for all things ocean continued into my young adulthood as I traveled to some exotic islands around [...]

Choosing Sides…

Last night, as I was winding down, I surfed a little on YouTube and revisited some of my 90s music favorites that I haven't listened to for a good decade or two. It started off harmless, reminding me of windows down, hair blowing in the wind, and singing at the top of my lungs with [...]