"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Friday, August 8, 2014

It's Life, Not an Interruption

I am sure our HUGE following (that's right, all three of you :-) have been checking your computers diligently every morning in hopeful anticipation of another post here, and wondering where we have disappeared to. (wink, wink)

We've disappeared straight into normal life. Sometimes in the midst of doing the laundry, sweeping the floor, cleaning the bathroom, dressing children, kissing owees, cutting tiny finger nails, washing windows, making our husbands lunch, actually stopping and talking to our husband, sitting down to read a book to our children, kissing sweet baby faces, changing stinky baby diapers, cooking dinner, etc it is hard to find the time to write a blog post about "vocation" or "normal life" but we're right here living it. :-)

Just your everyday, run of the mill trip to the grocery store

When it fits into these vocations it IS fun to post on this blog - but in the long periods of blog-silence you can know that we're "right there with you", in the same position as you, fulfilling the same vocations, living the life of "continual interruptions", and serving the Lord by serving our husband and children. Peace to you as you are in your home, where the Lord has placed you, living the life with the people He has placed you with.

“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's 'own,' or 'real' life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life -- the life God is sending one day by day.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Collected Works of C.S. Lewis


  1. I almost thought that was a cell phone in that woman's hand and then realized it was probably a turnip ;)
    Yes - we are here too… thanks for posting, Mary … With the various hats a wife/mother wears during the day, it is so profitable to get help from our husbands prioritizing, and then be thankful for what was accomplished during the day instead of complaining about what didn't "get done".
    We sure are thankful for the evening prayer in the catechism these days. I especially like the "…and forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong." What a bright future ahead through the forgiveness of sins !!!!

  2. Okay Mary... maybe there are more than three.. doesn't matter... the one who needs it the Lord will send this way and Thank you for "being there". I am glad you are in vocation and the reminder of "real" life or ones "own" time is so valuable as precisely it is God sending the unexpected or interruption my way... for my good always. He gives grace for the moment! Also, I love C. S. Lewis quotes and was re-reading some of Leah's on her blog as she writes so well and C.S. Lewis does too. Just reminding Leah if she ever gets discouraged.. re-read her own blog and she will be encouraged! I am. Jo Martinez

  3. "We've disappeared straight into normal life." So true, and it's perfect. Thanks for saying it so well.