--- 1 ---Hopefully all of you have been able to read the transcript of Pope Benedict XVI's final general audience that took place this Wednesday. If not, you should check out his beautiful words here. This is one quote (of many) from his speech that I love:
"They write as brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, with the sense of very affectionate family ties. Here, one can touch what the Church is – not an organization, not an association for religious or humanitarian purposes, but a living body, a community of brothers and sisters in the Body of Jesus Christ, who unites us all. To experience the Church in this way and almost be able to touch with one’s hands the power of His truth and His love, is a source of joy, in a time in which many speak of its decline."
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|His Eminence Rainer Maria Woelki|
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--- 4 ---Did I mention our 20-week ultrasound? For those of you who haven't yet had a baby: this is the big ultrasound. Considering this is my 16th week, I counted on the calendar and assumed the ultrasound would be in the 20th week exactly...making it Holy Week (awesome!). However, when I called they told me we could actually do it the week before. So please pray for us on Wednesday, March 20th! If it's God's will for us to find out that day whether it's a boy or girl then we will. If not, we'll have to wait.
--- 5 ---This week I landed a random, last-minute gig helping take care of 4-month old twins. Their mom happens to be the sister of one of my former bosses in undergrad and because said boss knew I live in Ann Arbor now and so does her sister, she recommended me. They needed some assistance while the cardiology fellow father works nights and their nanny is on vacation - which means I am practically living at their place from Thursday until Saturday (just this week!) so their mom can get some sleep before she does her 2 days of outside the home work and their dad can sleep during the day. I've never before had experience with twin babies or even a baby boy for that matter. Please pray for me! I sound a bit crazy for saying yes to this, but I really liked my former boss and her sister is equally sweet so I really wanted to help them out...plus, I'm making bank while getting future mom training. Not to mention, these babies are adorable!
--- 6 ---Has all this hype about how we should have an African Pope made anyone else fall in love with how awesome Cardinal Arinze is??? Whether you're Catholic or simply interested in understanding a bit of Catholic theology, I hope you enjoy this video gem. Seriously, please watch it.
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Want to see an example of real love? The unconditional kind that God so generously gives us and the kind that we vow to always strive to give our spouses? Then watch this video (via Jen). Consider yourselves warned, though: maybe it's because I'm pregnant but this video definitely made me cry. Okay, really I would have cried even if I weren't pregnant. So either way it will pull on your heart strings.