This blog has been a dream of mine for a long time and I am so thankful that the ideas that have been churning in my head for a couple of years finally have a home. I guess I should begin with a basic introduction – and a brief explanation as to why this blog has such a special place in my heart.
Gary and I have been married for just over 10 years (amazing that it’s been that long – the years sure do fly by). We dated for 6 years before we got married so I guess that’s 16 years together. We have three beautiful children, ages 6, 4 and almost 2. I worked before we had the kids but after our oldest was born, my vocation changed. This was actually kind of shock to me since I had always imagined myself as a working Mom. Funny how a few seconds can change the path of your life forever.
Gary and I are cradle Catholics and although we both grew up in loving Catholic homes, we both acknowledge that we weren’t taught the nuts and bolts of our faith. I don’t blame my parents and neither does Gary. I think it has more to do with how things were taught, or rather, not taught back then. As our family grew and as we spent more time trying to understand our faith – especially as it related to marriage and family, it was if we began to discover our Catholic faith for the first time. Not that we didn’t understand the importance of marriage and family before, but (speaking for myself here) it was the “why” that meant so much to me, and helped me to appreciate my marriage for what it is – a sacrament.
Theology of the body has been a big part of my journey. I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what this beautiful theology teaches us about our faith, and especially the sacrament of marriage. I hope that this blog can be a place for all of us to grow in our understanding of this theology – which I believe can be nothing short of life changing.
So, let’s begin this journey. Let’s grow in faith. Let’s strengthen our marriages and our families. There’s no time like the present to start a good thing.