"To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop." ~ Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.101
Everything is grace, everything is the direct effect of our Father's love.Everything is grace because everything is God's gift.Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events -- to the heart that loves, all is well.
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Hot Chocolate or apple cider? I'll take a little of both, please.
Turkey or Ham? Turkey. I love ham, but avoid it due to the nitrites.
Do you get a Fake or Real you cut it yourself christmas tree?Artificial. I am allergic to the ones God makes.
Decorations on the outside of your house? Not this year, as we are living in an apartment until our house in IL sells. Maybe next year.
Snowball fights or sledding? Sledding.
Do you enjoy Going downtown shopping? Yes, although it's more window shopping than actually spending money.
Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night
How do you feel about Christmas movies? The best movies usually come out at Christmas time.
When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music? Christmas music is great anytime, but it is extra beautiful during the Christmas season.
Stockings before or after presents? Before.
Carolers, do you or do you not watch and listen to them? I listen and thank them for sharing God's gift of music with me.
Go to someone else's house or they come to you? I go somewhere else.
Do you read the Christmas Story? If so when? I would love to have little ones to read to. This year, someone read it at a Christmas party we attended.
What do you do after presents and dinner? Play with the new toys and fall asleep.
What is your favorite holiday smell? Pine cones
Ice skating or walking around the mall? The mall.
Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day? Early Christmas Morning -- after Midnight Mass . Favorite Christmas memory? Dressing as an angel in the children's procession at Christmas Midnight Mass (which was held at Midnight). I loved staying up late and I loved that costume which my mother made especially for me. I still remember my golden halo, which made me a legitimate angel.
Favorite Part about winter? Watching the beautiful snowflakes fall while I am safe and warm inside cuddling up with my husband and my cat.
Ever been kissed under mistletoe? Yes.
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