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).

Monday, June 22, 2015

Raising Monarchs, days 8-10

Hey, look at our hungry, hungry caterpillar! 
This was taken on Saturday, right after he shed his skin. You can see the shed skin behind him on the leaf.  After I took this photo, he ate it.  



You can now see his stripes and his budding antennae.  

Nature, of course, is not without humor.  I'm pretty sure our miracle butterfly who left us our precious egg #3 on our sad stand-alone milkweed appears to have left a dud.  That is, an infertile egg.  It still hasn't hatched and I'm sort of convinced that it probably won't.   Boo.

In other news, I have a lot of milkweed recovering and growing back and some new sprouts coming up from seed.  I'm loving our caterpillar and hoping he's not the last one we'll raise this year!

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