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I have recently discovered that my spirituality is very similar to that of St. Thérèse the Little Flower, probably because I have lived with children under the age of 18 for 33 years. I think that many mothers can relate to this this saint as well. She lived what she liked to call the little way of those who are not rich and famous but who want to serve God their loving Father through their littleness and simplicity and love. She chose to stay as a child in they eyes of God, performing all of her duties with love and obedience, no matter how small and insignificant they were.... (more)
Tiny, adorable, clever and independent Claire was also strong-willed, high maintenance and high-strung. My fifth child, Claire was a beautiful little package of contradictions who gave me strife and hilarious joy, sometimes at the very same time. Most arguments were about clothes. Although her fashion sense has developed into a wonderful gift now that she is in her mid twenties, at three and four-years old this “gift” was a pain.
Claire changed her clothes often throughout the day, from the age of two. Watching one of the few videos of our family, one of my older daughters pointed at... (more)
For example, if I didn't react to swear words, my children soon forgot about them because our family didn't usually swear. We had few other kids who lived near us because we lived in the sparsely populated Greenbelt which surrounds Ottawa. The kids were free to explore, make forts and ride their bikes on windy dirt paths. We lived surrounded by wild life, even before we moved out to our hobby farm.
However, there were three older boys who lived down the road. Our hockey net attracted the boys at first; they would come over and play road hockey right in front of our house with our older... (more)
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