Saturday, January 11, 2014

Major Blog Changes

I have changed. A lot. And so I think that this blog needs to change. It's still about my life, but the life that has headed into a new direction. Before I go into the details, let me catch you up.

So, my fiancĂ© and I got married on September 21, 2013. Although a lot of things happened in the  few weeks before the wedding that didn't let me get everything I wanted done, it accomplished it's job: I'm married! And that's all that really matters. I have some regrets about that day, but I'm not going to worry about the past.

My husband and I are expecting our first child on July 4 of this year. I am mostly at peace with how this pregnancy is going, and my family is so excited for this new life. My sister is ready to be a helper at home now, and she is excited to be an aunt. Everyone but my husband is praying for a girl, and we find out on February 25! I am going to bake a cake either pink or blue for my parents to cut open: I wanted to cut into a cake, but I also want to share this big moment with my hubby. Having Mom cut into it, I get to have my cake and eat it too! We are also going to send a box of balloons to my mother-in-law so that she can share in the surprise. However, we are going to keep the gender a secret from "the world" until the baby shower at the end of May.

These major changes, and a few observances of the world, have inspired me to "baptize" this blog, and renew its purpose and life. I have found that a lot of people have a really deplorable understanding of "Christian" (I hate that word) practices and their origins. Because the origins are fundamentally Traditional Catholic, it should help to give the unfiltered story of things. What makes it more than a simple examination of traditions is the effect they have on my life. My husband doesn't know the meanings behind the little and big things that I do, like why I don't eat meat on Friday, or why I put a freshly cleaned shoe by the door or the window on December 5, or why our baby will be smelling like oil for a week after its Baptism.

This blog is for anyone who wants the historical meaning behind the simple practices they do once a year, or everyday; for those who are wondering how to put new meaning in the traditions they are (thinking about) forming with their families; and for those who are just curious in finding out what drives a person to commit to a life that isn't well understood and often ridiculed.