Sunday, February 3, 2013

Plans Gone Astray

Everyone knows that the worst thing that can happen to a control freak is for plans to go off the rails.  Apparently, 2013 is about me learning to deal with it.  So far, we have spent the majority of the year sick.  I shouldn't complain since we are almost never sick, but right now all six of us are on antibiotics.  Funny aside, when our doctor asked me how my kids tolerated antibiotics, I had to tell him that I don't really know.  I think that among the four of them, there may have been *at most* half a dozen antibiotics in the last 11 years.  Anyway, because we've been so sick, school, dance, and TKD have gone by the wayside.  For so many reasons, that causes me anxiety, but I am trying to get over it!

"Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent." St. John of the Cross

"In the same way that a powerful medicine cures an illness, so illness itself is a medicine to cure passion. And there is much profit of soul in bearing illness quietly and giving thanks to God." St. Amma Syncletice

"When it is all over you will not regret having suffered; rather you will regret having suffered so little, and suffered that little so badly." St. Sebastian Valfre

"Is it not true that your gloominess and bad temper are due to your lack of determination in breaking the subtle snares laid by your own disordered desires? The daily examination of conscience is an indispensible help if we are to follow our Lord with sincerity of heart and integrity of life." St. Josemaria Escriva'

That last one? He's talking to me.

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