Litia Bread Fifteen Old Testament Readings Gospel Venerating Tomb Litya I warned Ribby that was wine and not juice... Apparently Duchess liked it.
Buying a lily for Innocent's grave. Not crying in Walmart. Passing the torch: the girls did 95% of the decorating for the tomb. Vespers. Venerate the tomb. Lentil soup. "How's the pregnancy going?" "I, um, lost the baby..." Lamentations. Pickles falls asleep. We look like the Pieta. Breaking down during the ninth ode: Do not … Continue reading + Holy Friday + Holy Saturday +
Sorry, the link to Lost Innocents in the sidebar was incorrect. I've fixed it.
You may have noticed another blog listed in my profile. "Lost Innocents" is under construction right now and it will be a little while (possibly Pentecost) before it's done. It is intended to be a safe place for Orthodox Christians to go for practical information about miscarriage and burial, encouragement and solace. In the event that you are … Continue reading New Blog
This morning was not good. I had a bad night last night. Sleeplessness, a physiological relapse frighteningly reminiscent of the original miscarriage, pain and nightmares. I woke early despite all of this and decided to read until the house woke up. Sadly, the non-fiction book on the nightstand, the only one in the stack I hadn't … Continue reading NOT Abandoned
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” [John 11:25-26] (from the Gospel for Lazarus Saturday)
Thank you to all the people who have offered prayers and love over the past few weeks. I don't know what I would have done without it. I'm still taking comfort in reading (and sometimes rereading) e-mails and comments. Sometimes the pain seems unbearable and sometimes I find peace and take comfort in the knowledge … Continue reading My Lazarus
I think a weak funnel just passed over and a little to the south (like a few blocks) of the house. I was watching from the porch. We had some hail first then I could tell from the abrupt changes in wind direction and some rotation visible above. It was rain-wrapped so I couldn't see … Continue reading Tornado [plus addendum]
With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Thy servant where sickness and sorrow are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting. *Thank you, Amanda, for taking the pictures.
About 4 x 8 inches. Just right.