"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing."

Friday, April 04, 2014

A small, but personal, gift

I went to an oratory near our house, stressed out and incredibly impatient to get this childbirth thing started and over with. It really helped to talk to a priest who is one of the nicest, most humble people I know. He is one of those people who emanates goodness and you just feel like they have their priorities in the right place. I only know a few of those people. 
He gave me a book that he wrote about motherhood, saying "I give it to all pregnant women". It was a small, but very personal and thoughtful gift. And thinking about the article I wrote Wednesday and the real motivation behind why we do things (worldly success), I thought "what a good reason to write a book". It really was about people he knew and to help people he knows. And I am happy to read this book, about such an important subject, written by someone I know. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Lenten article on IgnitumToday

Fast from Success

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If I look deep, I find my inner self hooked up to a drip IV of success. I heard once at a summer retreat that we all look to the three “P”s to wrongly satisfy our inner desires and insecurities: power, prestige or popularity.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Is prayer a monologue? video

This is the third of eight videos in which I answer questions from the YouCat. This one: Is prayer a monologue? (in Portuguese)

Monday, March 31, 2014


I'm not sure which phase is worst in pregnancy: the first trimester smell food and feel like you're going to throw up all the time or these last few weeks when you really want to get it over with and want the baby out already! 
Even though it will rain everyday this week, I'm going out on a walk every morning for as long as I can until my legs feel like they're going to give out (which is actually not that long...). Let's see if I can get things started! 

Can't see my feet...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bed sidecar

Baby, where art thou? When will you show yourself? Everything is set and ready to go... except for the baby, apparently. She is liking her stay at Hotel Uterus. 

We have her bed ready, attached to ours...
We are anxiously imagining what it will be like to have a little baby in there. My husband says it reminds him of the motorcycle sidecars:
I think it's a cute image. Now we have a little passenger to tag along with us in life.