Tag: Anencephaly

Photos of the Week (vii)

Childlike wonder makes everything clearer (photo from Vintage at the Yard). When summer comes I’ll look out this window to see nothing other than a beautiful mess of green from this tree. The sky after the rain is a powerful thing. We’ve seen many such skies in the past week.

A Strange Year

It was a strange year. On one hand, we experience the greatest sorrow imaginable in our young lives, our child died. The first quarter of the year was filled with a deep sorrow. After she died, I looked around and asked myself, what is life to be like now? In

Days of Promise

Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today is one of the days of promise. The Immaculate Conception is the day we celebrate God’s gift of redemption to Mary, through the merits of Christ cross, applied retroactively in order to prepare a place fitting for

Sad Haikus

These are from earlier in the week. The memories move back and forth in my heart, sometimes at the front, sometimes at the back, always there. My peace is the belief in the communion of saints. As C.S. Lewis writes about the mother, it is “a comfort to the eternal

The Story of our Year: a eulogy

At the end of her funeral, Kyle and I walked to the front of the Church and, in front of our family and friends. There , we shared the story of our year, a eulogy for Celeste Casey. I want to share that story with you now. Man cannot truly

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