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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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I feel like I will have to wait until my kids are much older before I can "fit in" in my church. Right now my oldest goes to Sunday School while the rest of us go to church. I'm sure when the baby is old enough, he will do the same. While there are two Sunday School sessions, the one is really the better time. And we absolutely could go to Bible Study during that time, as well, then go to church later, as the later service is identical to the one we go to, though less busy (which is fine). But...that's a lot of time on Sunday mornings and I'm just not sure if everyone would really be on board for that. If I chose to do a Life Group instead (meeting sometime during the week at someone's house), that involves an evening away with some form of child care (or going alone, without my husband). I'm sure it would be great for me, but it's a tough call...and lots of rushing after a day of work. Just a bit commitment in general. My parents LOVE their life group (this after 40 years at the same old school church--the new church changed their entire perception of their faith), and while I fear I'd end up in a group full of older people like my parents, I'm sure it would be nice. But I just have a lot of reservations and I wonder if it's ever going to happen.


Being the "Special needs mom" has cast me out of pretty much every ministry and group at my parish. I have to be okay with that at least for now. But I totally get it.


Matt was the one who really wanted us to do FOCCUS. The training was ho-hum but the time commitment (2-ish meetings per engaged couple) is definitely manageable and its brought a whole new dimension to our marriage. Matt has never been one to shower me with compliments or thank yous or really even acknowledge what I do. But without fail we'll be in the middle of talking with an engaged couple about some random relationship topic and suddenly He can't stop saying all things wonderful things about me in front of these total strangers. You aren't really supposed to be mentors to the couples but it really helps us step back and see how far we've come in our marriage and also share what has worked for us. Get the training over with and dive into FOCCUS.

Also that Prophetic Conference sounds intriguing. If you feel called you should go!

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