Thursday, August 28, 2008

Feelin' Quiet

Haven't posted much this week because I haven't really had anything to say. It's been a rough couple of days. Lots of spiritual attack going on. It's frustrating and I'm tired. Just trusting in God to help me put one foot in front of the other.

I'm working through the laundry today. I swear it multiplies when I'm not looking. It's hard when you have one kid who likes to change her outfit several times a day and another who plays like it's his mission to get as dirty as possible!

I'm also making a mental list of what I need to buy for them for school. And I need to get Sam in for a haircut. I'm planning on taking them out for lunch tomorrow to celebrate the end of summer. Celebrate seems like a strange word...but it will be a celebration because we had a good time together, did a lot of fun things, and best of all, we grew closer.

They're both excited about returning to school but apprehensive about their new teachers. Usually there is a slip of paper enclosed with their report card telling them who their teacher will be in the fall but they didn't do that this year, so they're a bit nervous as to who they will be getting. Sam isn't thrilled about discussing sex-ed this year. LOL. This is the year that Julie has her First Reconciliation, but we will likely not have her do her First Communion, just like Sam didn't. I was absolutely floored to hear the parish priest tell us at an information meeting that for a Catholic to accept communion at any other house of worship other than a Catholic church, it would be considered a mortal sin.

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I can't even begin to imagine what Jesus would make of THAT statement! Hardly biblical! There is no way I will allow anyone to teach my children that garbage.

Oh I don't have time to get going on that topic. Too much to get done today.

I'm glad that this weekend is a long weekend because it's one extra day we get to have Ian at home. I'm missing him a lot today. :-(

Jordan is doing well. She tried sweet potatoes this week and loved them. She likes apple juice and tried pear juice last night at dinner. She's quick to smile and likes to laugh at me. I have been working with her to get her to nap in her playpen or crib during the day so I can get some things done. She doesn't like it. I have sooo many people tell me I'm spoiling her and it makes me want to tear my hair out. I can't help it that she prefers me and cries to be with me if someone else has her - I'm with her 24/7 (poor thing!) of COURSE she's going to feel most comfortable and safe with me!

Ok. Back to work.

8 comments:

  1. I'm not an expert on Catholicism or any religion for that matter, but, I don't think what the parish priest told you is correct. When my priest offers communion to the congregation, she invites all who have been baptized in any Christian faith. She doesn't say, except the Catholics!

    If it's a case where your church will not give communion to those who are not baptized in the Baptist denomination, then your priest should clarify that, and not call it a mortal sin.

    It really bothers me that you've been told this, and that your children are being denied a God given privilege!

    HUGS

    And you are NOT spoiling Jordan. You cannot spoil a baby. Babies have no understanding of the concept. She thinks that she is a part of you. She doesn't know that she is a separate human being. Of course she wants to be with you, and there is NOTHING wrong with that!

    Gosh I'm on a bit of a vent today!

    BIG HUGS to you Kate!

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  2. And Ian misses Kate, too.

    And don't worry Jen.... they're not missing out on the privelege - they've both had communion in our own church, just not at the Catholic Church that oversees their school. And you are right - it isn't part of the standard doctrine, but this particular priest has personally enforced his own interpretation in a number of areas. It's unfortunate and I tried to get together with him to discuss it, but his assistant made it clear he was unwilling. Pity.
    And a final BTW, he also made it clear it's a mortal sin to have communion if you've chewed gum within 60 minutes of having communion. Funny but I don't remember reading that ever coming up at the last supper.

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  3. I was thinking the same thing about "spoiling" a baby. How do you "spoil" one? What happens to a "spoiled" baby? Can you really hold them, hug them and kiss them too much? What will happen if you do that? Hmmmm.....I think every baby should have that problem. More babies need to be hugged, kissed and loved on constantly.

    Jen's right - you can't spoil Jordan. You provide her with food, clothing, and comfort. You provide her with all her basic needs. You are her whole world right now so it makes sense that she would be a bit uneasy when you aren't around.

    She's your baby! Enjoy these little baby moments and go ahead and try to spoil her rotten if you can...

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  4. yep, impossible to spoil! they grow up way to fast and soon they won't want you to cuddle them and hold them and kiss them all.day.long! i say do it as much as possible while you still can :)

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  5. yep, i agree. you can't spoil a baby. they grow up way to fast and soon enough they are not going to want you to hug them and kiss them and hold them all.day.long! so i say do it as much as you can while they still let you!

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  6. Ahh! Thanks for the clarification Ian! I thought this was going on at your church. I didn't realize it was the church that oversees the school!

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  7. God says in the Word of God, do this in rememberance of Me! I believe if someone loves Jesus, they obey the scriptures and take communion. It should not be denied to someone who desires to follow the Lord!

    I'm sorry this happended. It does not reflect the heart of God.

    He is loving, compassionate, and full of grace and mercy (as you know).

    All for Jesus,
    Julie

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  8. I'm not an expert on Catholicism or any religion for that matter, but, I don't think what the parish priest told you is correct. When my priest offers communion to the congregation, she invites all who have been baptized in any Christian faith. She doesn't say, except the Catholics!

    If it's a case where your church will not give communion to those who are not baptized in the Baptist denomination, then your priest should clarify that, and not call it a mortal sin.

    It really bothers me that you've been told this, and that your children are being denied a God given privilege!

    HUGS

    And you are NOT spoiling Jordan. You cannot spoil a baby. Babies have no understanding of the concept. She thinks that she is a part of you. She doesn't know that she is a separate human being. Of course she wants to be with you, and there is NOTHING wrong with that!

    Gosh I'm on a bit of a vent today!

    BIG HUGS to you Kate!

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