WELCOME! Here is my not-terribly-eloquent attempt to grow closer to God via... blogging. Unfortunately for you, I'm not sure what that means either. I guess we'll find out!

I'm 30 years old, married to an IT Guy and a stay-at-home-mom to two spectacularly gorgeous children. While we attend Mass on Sunday mornings, I spend the entirety of the Eucharistic Prayer focused on making sure the baby uses her crayons on the bulletin, not the pew

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As scary as it feels right now, you are about to be enveloped in such peace, love, and grace and that is...simply awesome. Sending you so many hugs! And praying for you, too!


I always feel barfy (not "Barry", thank you autocorrect) before confession too. But the peace you'll feel afterward really can't be beat.


Good for you Maggie!

Jenn@ Life With The Lieutenant

Looks like you've got 4 readers! Whoo! :)

I recently went to confession after a long hiatus of not going to confession, and I was a bundle of nerves. Not that I really even KNEW the priest, but just because I was so EMBARRASSED to tell someone these sins that I've committed. So I wrote them all down, chickened out enough to kneel behind the curtain, and got it all out. It felt good. Hoping you have a really great experience with it!!!


I hate going to confession. Hate it. But I love having gone, and the grace and peace after is worth all the barfiness in the world.

Sarah in Ottawa

I should probably take this to email, but I after Teddy was born (in January '09) I went for the first time since the spring of 1996. That's 13 years, yo. Words cannot convey how barfy I felt. And you know what was actually harder? Realizing that I'd been forgiven afterward. I still felt like I was stained by sin, even though I'd confessed.

I'm praying for you and hoping that it went well. xoxo


I hope you made it through and feel wonderfully light now! I'm not Catholic, so have never been to Confession, but I can imagine it's a great feeling to step out of that confession box afterward.


Is it too late to bet you $.50 that you will feel better? Is betting on the outcome of confession a sin? I am not Catholic :) Love you Maggie, even with all your sins. Meghan

The Sojourner

I always felt all dread-full beforehand even when I was going to weekly Confession. Hate going, love having gone.



I have so much respect for you...I haven't been to confession in 18 years, and I feel so guilty about it. I know I will have to go when my children make their firsts. Why can't I bring myself to do it sooner? I really hope you have a positive experience (if only so that you blog about it and thereby convince me to go, too :)


Just have to say Yea!! to this post. At our penance service last week, the priest told us all that even though going to confession is hard, we could be assured that it gives God joy. That was a nice thought.

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