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, April 26, 2007

slowly, slowly.

I've been spending my days working on my icon of St. Michael over the last two weeks. In doing this I've learned many things--one of which is that the mothering/working ratio is about 1 hour/20 minutes. It's been slow, but it's been good.
Here's a picture from yesterday, but the progress I made today (I think) made him really start to come alive. I forgot to take a picture before leaving the church this afternoon, so I'll have to post another tomorrow.

My little trooper turned 5 months old last week, and cut his first tooth. He's been such a good sport about being carted off to church and spending his days away from home. *sigh* It's just going so fast! I love to watch him grow and change, but every now and then I'm reminded of how quickly his infancy is vanishing, and how once it's gone I'll never be able to have it back again. It's the order of life, I know...but I sometimes wish I could just grab snippets of time and keep them in my back pocket to revisit them in a few years.

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Blogger Matt said ... (April 27, 2007 7:10 PM) : 

My oh my that's a cute baby you got there! I love him too and as much as I can't wait for him to grow up and start talking and what have you, I'm trying to hang on to those little moments of innocent babyness too.

I love you both so much!



Blogger Kitty said ... (April 28, 2007 9:51 AM) : 

What a sweet baby boy! I have one that's 13 MONTHS OLD ALREADY!!! I just had him....

And your St. Michael icon is beautiful. I am so drawn to icons (isn't everyone?) I hope to write one some day. My sister-in-law has done 2 and I hope she will teach me.


Blogger Sarah said ... (May 07, 2007 9:52 AM) : 

Wow, he looks SO much like you!


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