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The sacrifice at your hands

The sacrifice at your hands

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.”

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Why wait? How Advent changes us

Why wait? How Advent changes us

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wait, they said. Good news will come.

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The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

This season sparkles with joy. We open our homes to family and friends, greeting each other at wreath-decked doors under twinkling lights.

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Be thou my vision, but what do I see?

Be thou my vision, but what do I see?

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

We cuddle together in the dark after the last book has been read. His 5-year-old limbs squirm as I whisper that it’s time for sleep.

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The sacred act of dishwashing

The sacred act of dishwashing

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

I hate dishwashing

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Finding out: Is it even possible?

Finding out: Is it even possible?

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

I catch her eye across the pew and smile. Her stomach is starting to swell, slightly. After Mass she rushes over, excited and chatty. “How are you?” I ask.

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I didn’t sign up for this. Or did I?

I didn’t sign up for this. Or did I?

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stripping soaked sheets off a child’s bed for the third night in a row. Scrubbing vomit out of a car seat. Listening to a bedroom door slam with an angry “I hate you!”

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Walking at their pace

Walking at their pace

| Laura Fanucci | May 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

I balance the laundry basket on my hip while coaxing a sleepy preschooler downstairs. He wants me to carry him. I explain that my hands are full. He crosses his arms and pouts. I ask him to come with me. He takes one stubborn step down the first stair and glares.

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