Small Success Thursday #2—Answered Prayers and Books about Bears


Looking back over my week to link up with CatholicMom!   This week was kind of a blur.  Wow, the days go by fast.  I have a few successes that jump out at me:

1.  Erica’s prayers were answered.

My oldest daughter loves horses.  She has taken riding lessons for a few years, and she loves everything about it.  Erica confided to me that she feels like God is calling her to take care of horses as part of her vocation and future career.  Can’t argue with that!

Since Erica is the oldest of nine, the cost of owning and maintaining a horse has made it impossible for her to have one of her own.  Friends from church have offered to let her come visit, groom, and ride their horse.  If all this works out, Erica is welcome to buy a horse friend to live with their horse, Hope!

Erica visited their farm and beautiful horse, and I stole this selfie from her Facebook page.  She is so happy and so determined to work hard and get good grades, both to hopefully buy her own horse soon and to attend college for an equestrian degree.  I am so proud of her!


2.  I gave the little ones extra attention.

This week I have been trying to give the little four at home more attention since the weather hasn’t allowed us to play outside.  Today this involved coloring with markers (we ended up with a rainbow-colored toddler), cutting with scissors, and reading a ton of books.

It cracked me up that Joel, Heath, and Maren all kept bringing me “bear” themed books—Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? , The Gingerbread BearGoldilocks and the Three Bears, and a couple of Berenstain Bears books.  I never realized we had so many books about bears!

3.  I figured out the widget thingies on my blog.

Seems like such a silly thing, but all this blog/computer/technology stuff is new to me.  I am really enjoying learning something new, keeping my brain busy, and having something just for me.  Maybe it will somehow make up for not filling out the kids’ baby books? 🙂

I figured out how to add a picture of the Divine Mercy image and a slide show gallery of some of my favorite saints to my blog.  My kids sort of laughed at me that I was so proud of myself.  I had to remind them that when I went to college, I didn’t have an email account, and I didn’t use the internet.  Ever.  I also reminded them I’m not THAT old, just sort of old.  The world is a completely different place than it was 20 years ago!

Come join the fun and read about others’ small and large successes for the week at CatholicMom!

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