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).

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

on the things people say.

In the last several weeks, a few acquaintances have said things to me to the effect of, "You look so good for just having had a baby."
At first, I think, Oh, that's nice of them to say. And I thank them. But then I wonder, what do they mean, "for just having had a baby"? (Not that I think I look like a super model or anything even remotely close to it, but it's been 4 MONTHS since I had a baby, not to mention that I'm actually 2 sizes smaller now than I was BEFORE I was pregnant.)
That's like when I was a kid and other kids would say, "You're pretty good at playing the piano for being homeschooled!" or if someone said, "You look great for being 90!"
"You don't look half bad for being a fatso!"

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Blogger Sarah said ... (March 29, 2007 7:17 AM) : 

Or the reverse, if I look in the mirror and say out loud, "I'm fat," (hoping for a contradiction) my husband (or sister) says, "You just had a baby." Hey, I actually didn't think I was fat until you said that! Thanks a lot!


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