Behind the Scenes of One Mama's Life


Last night my daughter, Diva, made her first Reconciliation with a group of other young people at church. They did a short prayer service as a group and then divided up to go to different areas. Diva wanted to have her first confession heard by a certain priest but he was unavailable last night. So acting like the angel she can sometimes be, she was very agreeable and was blessed to be assigned to our pastor who heard Littleman’s first confession as well.

The theme for the evening was that of the Good Shepherd (Luke 15:4-7). After the Gospel was read, Msgr. began a short homily. Shortly after he began, Diva turned to me said, “That’s like a sin!” Any fears I had about her readiness faded away. She understood.

As we sat in the pew, her excitement grew. They were called to line up at their assigned confessional. She got in line and turned back toward me. She smiled, blew me a kiss and flashed the sign (ASL) for “I love you.”

Littleman and I began to pray for her. We prayed until she came out. When she did, she was all smiles. After her penance, she turned to me and said she felt great! She also said she wanted to do it again and asked if she could go tomorrow! I told her she could go any time she wanted, but just not to start sinning on purpose so that she would have something to confess!

To top off the beautiful evening, she met up with a friend at the exit. They shared their excitement of the sacrament and compared recently lost teeth. All-in-all ~ a perfect evening! I love you, Diva!


A New Beginning

The new issue of TG magazine is finally available in digital format! It looks beautiful! Many thanks go to Jess Bolfik for a great new design and Lou of Ammax Publications for digitizing it (is that a word?)

The new issue was launched last night on our brand new social network site. This is a private site so you must be a subscriber to become a member.

The launch was very successful and many subscribers signed up quicky! We have all sorts of chats and discussions going on – if you’re a subscriber come join us (email: for more info)! If you’re not a subscriber yet, why not? Hop on over to TG magazine and get your own subscription!

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