The Baby Who Saved My Life, Part VII… “Saturday, In The Tomb”

Tick... tock... tick........... tooooocckkk ...... Second by second, I focused on the second hand of the hospital room clock. If I looked away from it for the slightest second, it seemed to jump up and down, or the second hand would skip half a minute... I was hallucinating. I could barely talk at this point, [...]

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The Baby Who Saved My Life

I have been unable to even begin to write about my pregnancy and birth of my 11th living child for months, until now, as if the depth of my experience was beyond any words or clever ways I could express... I write to you humbly, as a staunch pro-child, pro-life mother who loves to be [...]

How to Survive Complete Loss of Power… “Recharged”

(To go to the beginning of this story, please click here.) The next morning, we somehow pulled it together to go to church.... We felt soothed to be with our church family, even though I didn't know if any of us had matching shoes, or how we smelled (deodorant, anyone?). When our pastor said in [...]

When God Gets in the Kitchen… A Tribute to Mother Angelica

Sometimes, life hands us a basket of ingredients that don't seem to match up to any sensible recipe... Sometimes, our life is like an episode of "Chopped" (Food Network).... On the series "Chopped," each chef is given a basket of random ingredients, and they compete to impress the judges with what they can craft from [...]