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).

Sunday, March 04, 2007

ahh....

We got away this weekend for 24 hours. It was altogether too short, but phenomenal while it lasted. We went up to Michigan to my in-law's cottage on the lake, and it was beautiful. (There's something so soothing about waves, I think.) The best part was that we went up so that Matt could solve some electrical troubles they were having-- which included the well and water heater not working (so we drove up with 20 gallons of water, expecting to not have any running water). Turns out, most of the problems were tripped breakers, and we had running water two minutes after we got there, and Matt didn't have to spend Saturday working (like he usually does). So, what I thought would be a workday in a different place turned out to be 24 hours of total relaxation (aside from getting the car stuck in the snow in the driveway...but what's a vacation without an adventure?) Anyway, the lake was gorgeous...but we couldn't get to the beach because the wind/snow/cold was too much for the baby...so here's a picture from the top of the cliff.

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More pictures of the cottage here.

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