Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Marching for Life and Breakfast with the Pope!

Just a couple of random items because I'm in the middle of writing an op-ed and a press release and I desperately need a break!

I mentioned in my Lent post that my husband and I are doing The Love Dare.  It's a great book, but I don't think we're really getting as much out of it as probably a couple that's really on the rocks.  The first couple of days were great, but then the "dares" started to tell us to do more things like "make a list of things that annoy you about your spouse!"  And we sort of skipped over those days!  Haha!  Our marriage isn't on the rocks, so we thought, "Why open that can of worms?"  I think it would work really well the way they used it in the movie "Fireproof" - where the one spouse does the dares unbeknownst to the other.  It adds the element of surprise that I think makes it really powerful.

Regardless, we're having fun with it.  One of the days' dares was to purchase something for your spouse that let them know you were thinking of him/her.  I bought hubby a card and, since it's Lent and I couldn't buy him candy or ice cream, a bag of pistachios.  I can't believe I just admitted that.  But it is his favorite nut (though he might tell you that I am).  He, on the other hand, bought me a book that I'm just dying to read.  It's called Breakfast with the Pope.

It bills itself as "The Christian Eat, Pray, Love!"  And the cover is so cute and trendy!  :)  I've been trying to avoid seeing the real "Eat, Pray, Love" because everything I read about it makes it sound shallow and narcissistic.  So to have a real Christian alternative, I'm super excited!!  I'll let you know how it is!

Of course, I'm only in the middle of about 3 books for Lent right now.  Oh, who am I kidding...I'll probably start this one too!  If I'm reading 3, might as well be 4!

Switching gears, I went to the Maryland March for Life last night.  What a great event!  I really wish I hadn't forgotten my camera, so I'm waiting for my friend to send me the pic that she took.  But it was a lot of fun.  It's about a 2 hour drive to Annapolis for me and I had Jack, poor kid.  He's always being dragged around to pro-life events!  Although since we didn't get home until after 10pm, I let him stay home from school today so he got something out of it.  It started with mass at St. Mary's at 5:15, then a short rally in the parking lot before processing through the quaint streets of Annapolis (if you've never been...GO).  It ended at the harbor with another rally under the evening sky!   

The best part - I met David Bereit!!  It was totally by chance, too.  We had just used the restroom at the church and we stopped to put gloves on.  I looked up and there he was walking towards me (not to me, just in my direction).  I stopped him and said, "Mr. Bereit, I must shake your hand!"  I introduced myself as the president of DE Right to Life and his reaction was so humbling!  He gave a shocked look, shook his head and thanked me for all we do.  Ha!  He thanked me!  How backwards is that!  :)  He was such a nice guy and it was a blessing to get to meet him!

All for now.  Hopefully I'll have something a little more substantial to post next time!


  1. Ohh I never heard of that book before, but I'll add it to my list! Let us know if you like it!

  2. This post Is just cool all around!

  3. Ahhh! This is so cool!!! I want to meet David! But I am honored to know you, as he is!

  4. My mom bought us that Love Dare book but it's unopened. We're terrible at stuff like that. David was right to thank you. Thank you BOTH!