Monday, October 8, 2012

To everything, there is a season

My time with Elena in Milwaukee is coming to an end. I’m headed home Monday evening, but not before going in the afternoon with Elena’s mama to an ultrasound where we will see Elena’s “babies” –her brother and sister, due next month.

[Mary October 2, 2012]

That means that next time I come visit this holy family, I will have THREE grandchildren here! The mere thought of it blows my mind, and fills me with such gratitude. I simply can’t say enough how much I enjoy and delight in watching my son Christopher and his wife Mary as parents. They amaze me, constantly.

[Autumn in Milwaukee]

As only God’s planning would have it, it’s been a beautiful week in Milwaukee—with trees dressed in full “bloom” with Autumn colors.

Much like the trees and colder temperatures, our family, too, is shifting seasons—changing and blooming as our adult children establish their own homes and become parents.

[Christopher & Elena]

[Elena Clare, playing in the leaves]

"Let the children come to me;
do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to
such as these.
Amen, I say to you,
whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child
will not enter it."
Then he embraced them and blessed them,
placing his hands on them.” [Mk 10:14-16]