i am not a plain jane.
who was i kidding?
and so i could not keep that “theme” i had up for those few days.
i might be moping a little bit.
i don’t want to…so i will tell you about that yummy bean dip instead.
very easy peasy. layer some re-fried beans.(heated slightly). (i mashed canned organic pinto beans for a quick fix) top w/ cheese. add a layer of sour cream and guacamole (ours is just mashed avocados, lime juice, crushed red chile pepper, garlic (fresh and powder) purple diced onions and roma tomatoes). then top with salsa (or more sour cream and cheese) and even some yummy, colorful bell peppers.
and how we went to see the ballet folklorico on friday night.
and how we even re-scheduled that darn surgery to see said ballet.
it was so important to her.
and i just may be spoiling her a bit right now.
the incorrigible children of ashton place book one (which she already devoured but i want to read it aloud to the baby and not be in a big hurry to take it back to the library) and book two.
am i bargaining with God?
as in:”look Lord, please keep her safe, she has a bunch of summer reading to do!”
pitiful of me, i know.
a very dear friend gave me a tight hug today when i expressed my crazy feelings.
a dear priest friend annointed her with some holy oils and relic of the True Cross. (there IT is…so beautiful, huh?)
with saints and angels to pray for us….what more could we ask for?
i am so very thankful for the gift of our Catholic faith.
because faith is a gift.
a very special gift.
if you are a magnificat reader you remember these words from yesterday:
“it is the assurance of things not yet seen.” st. paul. hebrews 11:1
it is God saying:
come and follow ME into the darkness. I want to know you are ready to go into the things that you do not see yet, on faith alone.
a very important component of true love is: trust.
and i trust HIM.
with my life. with hers.
and with everyone and everything that i love.
because HE loved every bit of us first.