Posted by: vftmom247 | 2012/08/03

My week’s accomplishments

This first part is from a post on Catholic Mom. As usual, hopefully, the link will work.

I started to hyperventilate when I realized one of my daughters starts school in 22 days. I am not ready. I love summer. I subscribe to the child like theory that summer ought to last from Memorial day to Labor day, and school should end with the former, and start after the later. So it’s shocking to see three weeks stand between me and the grind of a set schedule. There are books to read, math projects to finish, posters and projects to manage. Uniforms and shoes and whatnot loom.

So hopefully next week, I’ll get to some of them.

But this week I:

1) Helped my son find a volunteer job (it is real work).
2) Read a book (Chocolate Chocolate) about a store that sells its own confections, which made me want desperately to go purchase some right away.
3) Took four children to confession.
4) Took six children to the park.
5) Worked on some hard paperwork.
6) Spent some one on one time with my children
7) Restarted doing a regular consistent Rosary. It’s still hard.

Now, it’s your turn!

Leave your list on your blog and list your blog in the comments or leave your small successes in the comment section itself and thanks for being part of Small Success Thursday!

My turn. Jeez…

Yeah…so what have I done this week? I got back home, which I think is a huge accomplishment , but may be more a matter of getting results from begging doctors and being a pain in the butt. However, neither my family or I will quibble. I have made strides on figuring out how to keep my emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being in the hospital, hopefully. If anyone has suggestions, those would be much appreciated still. I found not one but two places to potentially get knitting supplies (love how crafters can become instant friends. The front desk clerk was doing a gorgeous piece of crocheted lace). I mothered a semi-stranger in the hospital. Actually in the hospital , I mothered a couple of people. Somehow, even with the (shrinking) language barrier, I tend to let that mommy vocation loose in the hospital.

With the help of my beautiful, inspiring daughter, I also found not one but three saints to intercede for me in kidney disease ; Margaret of Antioch, St. Benedict, and Padre Pio. Padre Pio is not, strictly speaking, an intercession saint of kidney problems, but he does cover Catholic adolescents, and since my prayer usually involves them…

All in all, not a totally wasted week.



  1. As i go to my kidney doc this a.m, i will most certainly lift you up in prayer… & one good way is to ask for God’s help ‘with the power of ALL the saints’ – a serious petitition for serious issues (as yours sounds like!) Blessings to you & may these challenges draw you ever closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
    Grace, Peace & Prayers – Virginia

    p.s. i am a groupie of Padre Pio, but might you also ask St. Anthony of Padua’s assistance that the docs may ‘find’ what’s wrong & ‘find’ a cure?

    • Thank you,and I will lift you up also. Nothing major, just enough stones to build a house.


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