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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What an incredibly cool experience. I'm so glad you had that!

I totally get where you're coming from about the holy offness. It's that little seed of left-of-center that makes these people more real. Well, maybe real isn't the right word. Approachable? Relatable?? I don't know. But something like that.

Thanks for sharing.


I love this post. It sounds like you were filled with joy regardless of what he said or did, and that he's an interesting dude!

Relatedly, I went to our parish penance service last night. My before-my-kid-makes-first-penance tradition. I hardly ever go otherwise but the 2nd kid's is in February. But I felt... nonplussed by the whole experience. I usually am so nervous, and then cry and then feel that holy peace. Last night, I almost felt like the visiting priest (so nice) wasn't actually listening that much. And he latched on to one sidebar thing I'd confessed, and went with that. Spoke to me about that, instead of the other, bigger things I was telling him I struggle with. Heh. It made me laugh. Like he had tuned out and had to quickly come back to present. I don't blame him. It was a somewhat funny reminder that we're all human, all in this together.

Not the same as your night, but just wanted to share. (It's hard to share about confession experiences to just anyone, yknow?) ;)

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