I'm not gonna lie, I've had a rough couple of weeks. Lots of massive life changes and crises all at once (maybe six?), and thus I experienced my first real (and for a time, unrelenting) anxiety/panic attacks. Peri-menopause/menopause hormonal changes can help to fuel such things in a perfect storm of stressors, as I understand.
I know that many of you can relate.
At the moment, I'm feeling much better (thank you Jesus and Mary!), but to combat any future attacks, I'm still working on all fronts: Physical, mental, emotional, and definitely spiritual -- anyone else sense the growing spiritual warfare lately? And thank goodness for holy priests who make house calls for deliverance prayers!
Meantime, my eldest daughter and my grandbaby flew off to join husband/daddy in Nebraska, and that makes both daughters gone within just a few weeks' time. I am missing the feminine around this place more than I thought I would (I cannot understand how some folks believe there is no difference between male and female!!!). I've also begun homeschooling my 3rd and 4th grade boys this year, and it's going well, praise God. And in just a few short days, I will become a student again after 25 years, as I begin my graduate studies at Holy Apostles College and Seminary.
All that to say... forgive me if my blog posts lag while I adjust to the many new normals around here.
In the meantime, those who were asking can check out some of my younger daughter's recent wedding photos at this link:
Here are some of my favorites that are not included on the site above (there were over 600 pictures we received; so many favorites, but I can't post them all):
|Mother and daughter.|
|Daddy's little girl (and best of friends).|
I love the following two photos. Three branches of military represented. My husband's Great Uncle Alan is 97 years old, a WWII veteran who still fits into his Air Force uniform! God bless him, and God bless all those who serve.
|The groom's brother-in-law (Army), the bride's great-great uncle (Air Force), the groom (Navy)|
How I love who's in the background of this one! St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!
Oh, and grandbaby pictures, you say? Here you go:
|Such a look! Cracks me up.|
Thanks for your prayers as I adjust to all of my new circumstances. I know I'm not the only one in a blogging funk, but I hope to be back before long!