Sunday, November 22, 2009

Feeling better

Last night was not so great a night. I got into a stupid stupid tiff with my husband and it's somewhat carried over into today.

One thing I thing I can't stop thinking about is my role as a wife, what God calls me to do. I believe I am first and foremost obedient to God. I am commanded to follow God's law and obey him before any other. Next I am submissive to my husband. I am called to honor him as head of our family and respect him as leader... so long as the submissiveness to my husband does not confict with the superior obedience to my Lord.

Well last night was one of those conficts. However small it may have seemed to Sam or the couple we were with, what I was asked to do (no matter what it was) was something I know God would not have approved of. Furthermore, this one particular thing is a very big pet peeve. I can't stand it when other people do it and I certainly wasn't about to.

I've never been one to cave to peer pressure, and I wasn't about to last night. I was standing there alone and didn't so much care.

What upset me, however, was that Sam got mad at me because I didn't listen to him. I tried explaining myself but it didn't seem to matter. He got very very frustrated with me and then got mad. He said something that hurt my feelings tremendously and I started crying. Well I've been crying off and on since last night. Only an hour ago have I felt like I've finally got a grip on my emotions.

I guess I just want to hear an "I'm sorry." Not to sound all righteous, but I really don't think I was in the wrong. Had Jesus been physically present last night, I would have especially stuck to my resolve.

While making a confession, I had a priest once tell me that I have a very sensitive conscience. I agree whole heartedly. I know I don't always do what is right, but when I feel compelled (I think by the Holy Spirit) to do what is right in God's eyes, it doesn't matter who you are- I'll do what I think is right.

I prayed for a spirit of humility and forgiveness today at mass. And so with that, I'll leave this matter to a little piece of virtual space on my blog and not bring it up again.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Song of Songs

I'm studying the Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II right now and it is the most amazing gift! I can say now as a married woman, God has given such a beautiful gift to be shared between the husband and the wife. In a recent Bible study, some good girlfriends and I decided to study Song of Songs in the upcoming weeks. I'm so excited :) I'm reading a book now by Christopher West, "Heaven's Song" and another by St Bernard Clairveux. They're both so enlightening and full of God's Word and how He intended love to be.

It just saddens me a little to see how society today has distorted God's beautiful gift of the marital embrace into something that is to be shunned or thought of as sinful. And while it most certainly can be sinful when taken out of the marital context that God intended for us, it is still something so powerful it is, in conjunction with God, life-giving. In what other way, are we given such a privilege to assist our Creator in creating? Wow.

I'm excited to see where our Bible study takes us as we explore God's design for spiritual and physical love between a man and wife.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Today I will:
work on my list
call a few friends I haven't spoken to in a while
spend time reading the Word
thank God
appreciate my husband
figure out our budget


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Day 3

Some random guy on the beach :o)

A view from the restaurant where we ate breakfast today

At the pizza place last night

The view from the pizza place... prettty

Our AMAZING pizza!

goofin around before we went surfing

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More good times

The only one i could get so far...

Day 1 and 2

sorry everyone, we're working on pics, but the internet here is very touch and go. we'll post some as soon as we can!

all our love,
mira and sam!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Crunch Time

We're down to the wire now. My mom and I have furiously been getting things ready last minute for the wedding. It's Saturday already! About 3 days from now I'll be getting my hair done and making sure everything's in order. Oh I'm so excited!!
I can't write long, because I've got a lot of errands to run today.
But, here in a couple of weeks, I'll be posting lots of pics of the honeymoon :)
Yay for honeymoons!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Like its Poison

I am excited about this weekend. Less now, sadly enough, than two hours ago. I think much can be gained from the encounter. Questions will be asked we do not know answers to, hidden feelings will be brought to light, truths will be discovered. I know you as I know myself, but still... always... there is more to learn.
That is why I am excited.
I want to spend the weekend being challenged. Growing. Personally and with you. Learning about things I knew not before. Smoothing out the wrinkles.
I want true intimacy. To know the depths of your soul.
You are my love.

A patient of mine today, perhaps my favorite patient I'll ever have, shared some very good advice with me.
1) After complimenting my beautiful engagement ring, she said, "You know its not the ring that matters at all. Its the meaning of the ring and the measure of the man who gave it to you."
2) You should never follow a recipe just as it says, especially when baking a cake. The secret to baking a good cake is by not overbaking it. You know when its truly done when the edges of the cake pull away from the pan.
3) Never take for granted your parents. You have only one mother and one father. Cherish each of them because you won't have them forever.
4) Makeup can just about always make a woman feel better.
5) Use baking soda like its poison.
Thank you my sweet friend. I will visit you again.

It's been a good day.