Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in spirit, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

Oh Lord,

Teach me to seek You and reveal yourself to me when I seek You.

For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, nor find You unless You first reveal yourself to me.

Let me seek You in longing, and long for You in seeking.

Let me find You in love, and love You in finding.

~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Name: Erin Yonke

Location: Aurora, IL

Info: I'm happily married to my husband and champion pro-life activist, Matt. I stay home with my three small boys; Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10).

Thursday, December 21, 2006

small victories.

I am showered and dressed.

My baby is fed, changed, happy, and sleeping.

My bed is made.

My floors have been swept, vacuumed, AND mopped.

My living room has been dusted.

My laundry has been washed AND dried AND folded AND put away.

My bathrooms smell pleasantly of clorox (except the bathtub, which desperately needs to be scrubbed. ewww...don't tell!).

My Christmas presents are all purchased, and almost all wrapped.

I'm having company for dinner, and it is simmering on the stove.

I bought this infant carrier, though I was doubtful that I'd actually be happy with it, since everyone says Baby Bjorn is the way to go. Ambrose seems to love it. And, you know what? Even if he hates it tomorrow, it was worth $20 to get my house clean AND not have him be lonely or crying while I did it.


I feel triumphant.

Comments on "small victories."


Blogger DeeDee said ... (December 22, 2006 6:35 PM) : 

As well you should! :-)


Blogger erin said ... (December 26, 2006 4:57 PM) : 

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Blogger Matt said ... (December 26, 2006 4:58 PM) : 


Love You!


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