What melts your Catholic mommy heart?

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What melts your Catholic mommy heart?
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Mon, 05-25-2009 - 9:27pm

What does (do) your child(ren) do that just melts your Catholic mommy heart?



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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 7:02am
It's so long ago it's hard to

Roz

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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 5:04pm

I probably told this story already, but on St. Patricks Day, after we watched a movie about St. Patrick, I went upstairs to say goodnight prayers with my 8yo DS. I found him already kneeling down with his hands firmly pressed together and his eyes tightly shut. I said, "Let's say prayers now," and he whispered, "Shh! I'm praying like Patrick!" For quite some time after that, he'd nudge my hands northward while I was praying because I wasn't "doing it like Patrick." And he decided Patrick would be his confirmation name. I thought that was pretty cute. :)

The best one ever, though, was when I whispered to my then-4yo DD during mass, "See those girls there? You can be an altar server like them, too, when you get older." She turned to me with tears in her eyes and said, "But Mommy, I want to be a ballerina when I grow up!" It's not quite as touching as my son's Patrick imitation, but it still makes us laugh when we recall it.

Kelly

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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 6:09pm
My heart melts when one of my children expresses an interest in a religious vocation

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 7:30pm
What melts my heart is watching esp my little guy (6 YO) genuflect.

 


 


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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 7:43pm

My dd6 sits with a friend in the choir and sings along. This friend is likely to move back to Wisconsin with her mom at Summer's end, so I don't know if dd will continue to sit in the choir or not. My ds14 has been helping the ushers this past year. In that time I've seen him go from stained and wrinkled tshirts and pants to wearing golf shirts, to a dress shirt with a tie he snagged from DH. He had a semi-formal school dance a couple weeks ago and needed a jacket. We scored one for $5 (half price that day even! woot!) and he wore it to church the next day too. So many people have come up to me and commented on how handsome he looks. The usher coordinator had several people in the usher ministry needing nametags and got ds14 his nametag this past Sunday. So, he's "official" lol. This is the same child that 2 years ago was sitting in the shrubbery at the doors to the church, refusing to go inside. My friend jokingly called him the church garden gnome. He was also known for playing at the retention pond during Mass instead of going inside. There is still hope for ds15, he's got breath in his body yet. We'll see how effective prayers and example are down the road.

While it all makes me proud, it makes my dad utterly choked up about it. I'm a lector, one grandson is an usher (like my dad is at his parish) and one granddaughter sings with the choir. It's just too much for the old man lol.

~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

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~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 9:57pm

They have? Do you think they're serious? How old are they?

Mine vigorously avoid any suggestion of religious vocation. The 17yo has a bit of trouble with accepting authority (though she has a healthy respect for the nuns who run her school), the 14yo wants to be married and have a bunch of kids, and the 9yo still thinks he wants to be a policeman or an archeologist like Indiana Jones.

Though I did send the 17yo a link to a summer internship program on a farm run by a group of Episcopal nuns. She admitted it did look interesting, though she quickly pointed out she's too young for it. Not that I'm trying to get her to join the Anglicans, LOL.

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 8:41am

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both my 17yo and 14yo dd expressed an interest when younger. We absolutely did not discourage it although some family members did :(


My 16yo son talked about being a priest from 5th/6th grade until beginning of high school..... now he wants to be an engineer. Sigh.... but I'm not giving up hope on him, that's a long time to hear God.... we are looking for engineering programs at nearby schools with a good Newman center

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 3:57pm

Well, with one 12 and the other nearly 14, they don't do so much heart-melting anymore.

 


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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 4:07pm

My four-year-old like to pretend he's lost in the woods (jungle, desert...) and when I find him, he introduces himself: "Hi, my name is Anthony and my saint is Saint Anthony." It makes me smile every time.


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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 6:25pm

Great story!

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