Friday, December 28, 2012
I want to wish you and your families a holy and sacred Feast of the Holy Family. What an awesome idea that God became flesh as a baby in a family. It sanctifies our being family!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It has occurred to me that there of those who are going through somethings that are so painful and we will just never know. If this is you, "You are made for so much more than all of this." There are those who are feeling inadequate, tired, despondent. If if this is you, "You are more than what is hurting you tonight." There are those who do not know where to go from here. If this is you, "Before you ever took a breath... of all the wonders HE possessed, there was one more precious." And for those of us who simply need to know that we are not alone, "You are treasured, you are sacred, you are HIS." "Of all the earth and skies above, YOU'RE the one HE madly loves.... enough to die." YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Just wanted to see if you were paying attention. He's in Heaven, guys, not Lake Charles. But on Wednesday December 12th there will be a public veneration with a Cassoc that belonged to JP II(The dress-looking thing that all priests can wear, but the Pope's is white) at St Henry's Catholic church from 10am to 10pm.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
More important than the pumpkin yogurt post below is this: Jacob turned a year old on October 22. Here is his attempt at his cake. If you watch the video in its entirety, you get a gold star. I will say, however, that he eventually ate the entire cupcake. It didn't stand a chance, really. Get ready for his first steps video...
Thursday, November 1, 2012
All you holy men and women, pray for us! "I am pleased to wish all of you a happy All Saints Day! This wonderful feast, along with tomorrow’s commemoration of the faithful departed, speaks to us of the beauty of our faith and of the joy that awaits us in heaven with our loved ones who have fallen asleep in Christ. Let us therefore pray earnestly that we may all be joyfully united one day in the Father’s house. God bless you all!" - Pope Benedict XVI
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I think this blog can be a vessel for a good message every once in a while, but I'm no writer, so here goes: I've been wrong! I posted about my faith like an ember, and it has been lately, and I thought that God was ok with our relationship being like this; that sometimes HE must calm the fire of His love to teach me something (like a kind of spiritual dryness, I guess). But something happened this morning. I was reading James, which said this (or something like it) : draw near to Him and He will draw near to you... He is jealous for you. I realized that, though MY faith and love for Him in this last few weeks has been an ember, HIS NEVER STOPS BURNING LIKE A BLAZING FIRE!! Even if I am experiencing spiritual dryness, as for HIS end, it still burns passionately. He- the greatest lover- never stops desiring to love us with everything He is and has (which is everything). He is a gentlemen and will wait for us to ask Him. So this morning in prayer, I asked to desire Him more, to love Him more than an ember's worth. His response? I am jealous for you- your unique love, Kate, which can come from nobody but you, and I long for it. Here is my heart! It burns for you!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Our Jacob Joseph is one!! I am typing and seeing the time... I was actually delivering at this moment last year. Boy, didn't you want to know that, didn't you want to picture that? I don't have stats for you, but is 25 pounds people! So here is the year in review! Birth: div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">2 weeks...and fussy Christmas - 8 weeks
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
St. Therese of Lisieux (of the child Jesus), a spiritual giant in our household and the namesake of our precious daughter. Hear her words. "Since my longing for martyrdom was so powerful and unsettling, I turned to the epistles of Saint Paul in hope of finally finding an answer... Then, nearly ecstatic with the supreme joy in my soul, I proclaimed: Oh Jesus, my love, at last I have found my calling: my call is to love." This morning our own sweet Therese greeted her Daddy with a rose in her hand (St Therese always pictured with roses) and said, "Daddy todath my feath day!" June are overjoyed to share our news: we are pregnant!
Monday, September 10, 2012
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Friday, August 31, 2012
My sweet, thoughtful, hilarious, observant, loving, beautiful sister-in-love, Julia Dawson has reached another birthday today! Julia, your virtues are many, and your love for your husband, your sons, your family, for our Blessed Mother, and most of all, for Christ is something to be admired and imitated. I am grateful to have you in my life, my children are so blessed to call you Aunt Julia, Therese is certainly blessed to have you as her Godmother, and I love that you are my friend- my sister. I love you! Happy Birthday! “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you; whenever I pray for you all, my prayers are always joyful, because of the part you have taken in the work of the gospel from the first day until now. Of this I am confident, that he who started a good work in you will bring it to completion by the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:3,4
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
HEY HEY! Just a shout out to anyone who 1)Isn't on facebook (which will be me in 24hrs) and 2) wants to know if I'm still doing the one-time- book study. The answer is YES YES YES. Tomorrow, Friday, August 10th at 6:30 at the OLQH Family Life Center. Even if you didn't read the book AT ALL.... or don't even have it. I'm super excited to share this book/experience with anyone who would be interested in having their domestic lives changed for the better. See you soon!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Jacob has now had equal amount of life in and out of the womb! It's a big deal, y'all. Does it mean my baby weight has to have been eradicated as well? In true Dawson fashion I have 1 picture in my phone of Jacob. He is 75th percentile in both weight and height... he's 28 inches long and 23 1/2 pounds! This guys knows he is loved and knows that he is funny. This is his sweet eyes face. He can make it on command and it looks just like that every time. So stinkin' funny. What a gift it it to be Jacob's mommy!
Friday, July 20, 2012
We all struggle to want to suffer, but the truth is that suffering is the way we can 1) gain a better understanding of Christ's love for us 2) gives us a chance to console Jesus in His sufferings as He looks on a world that rejects His gifts and 3) helps us to gain humility in order that we might better accept God's providence and recognize His mercy... among many other benefits. To quote Pope Benedict XVI. “The world offers you comfort, you were not made for comfort, but for greatness.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
In no particular order: We have a new-to-us canoe. We were in the paper for dressing as cows from head to toe for Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-a (which meant free meals for us). I took a day trip with my mama and all three kiddos to Houston. And I'm just returning to this post after starting it this morning... so I don't remember what else I wanted to say. Like that?