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).

Saturday, January 12, 2008

this is just so cool!

...watching my little person become, well, a person. I'm just surprised over and over at how many things he's able to make sense of, you know?

In the last few days, he's developed a strong preference in reading material. The Wheels on the Bus board book was a gift from his Aunt Jen and Uncle Pat for Christmas, and after I read (sang) it to him this past week, he's been enamored with it. He manages to find it, no matter where I put it, and bring it to me, saying what seems to be his attempt at "round and round."

He knows that a dog says, "woof, woof".

And, just now, he got a potato out of the bag I keep in the "pantry" (which is actually just a cubby on my kitchen desk), came and took my hand, and led me to the silverware drawer to get a fork so that he could eat his (still-raw) potato. And, of course, I couldn't resist just baking it up for him in the microwave right then. He ate the whole thing, saying "tado" over and over again.

Comments on "this is just so cool!"


Anonymous Matt said ... (January 12, 2008 9:36 PM) : 

I find Dr. Cox's comment more and more true all the time. Having a kid is like having a dog who slowly learns how to talk.

It is tons of fun watching him get preferences and personality.

FYI, when I was playing guitar today, he liked "Sunshine" by Jonathan Edwards, hated "Mary Jane's Last Dance" by Tom Petty, and was indifferent to "Wonderwall" by Oasis.

Love you,



Blogger Sarah Faith said ... (January 13, 2008 7:11 PM) : 

He is a lot more civilized than my kids, who just take bites out of it! LOL
Love the stories.


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Blogger NuinOfTheWoods said ... (February 11, 2008 11:44 PM) : 

Hey Erin, it's Ash. I haven't heard from you in ages.. I think my email is broke or something. Arg. Or maybe you're just not writing lol I hope everything is ok.. I've had a bit of a strange feeling recently. Let me know you're ok, ok? (it's kinda weird to put this on HERE, but hey, my email is acting funny.. soooo)



Blogger kris said ... (February 12, 2008 10:23 AM) : 

Hey Erin - I've been checking here but no recent updates... are you and the family all well?? Maybe you gave up blogging for Lent?? - Kris


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