Link The Gift of Mothers by Jeffrey Miller May 9, 2010 written by Jeffrey Miller May 9, 2010 Best article on Mother’s Day you will read today. From my Bishop, Bp. Galeone of the Diocese of St. Augustine. [link] 4 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post You are the Dog Treat of Life next post Test all things You may also like Songs for Bush January 12, 2004 Wanted: Director of Divine Justice February 27, 2007 The problems with blogs June 9, 2005 Second Crown of Thorns? March 23, 2003 Interview August 24, 2006 The Upside-Down World of Catholic Higher Education November 18, 2012 The Great Gay Face August 8, 2003 The Apostles to the SF/Fantasy Community January 9, 2010 The Cross and the Stars August 11, 2009 Kerry trying to sell Castro snake oil March 30, 2004 4 comments Gerard Webster May 10, 2010 - 12:35 pm What an awe-inspiring story! Ol’ sparky didn’t want the good bishop around…and tried everything in his feeble power to thwart God’s will; but an uneducated, poor Italian woman defeated him instead. Sort of reminds me of another lady–about 2000 years ago–who also said “yes” to God…and to life. Reply Tracy May 13, 2010 - 2:40 pm I read that article in the diocesan magazine, there was a photo of the good Bishop and his mother taken shortly after he returned home from that mission. I agree, an awe-inspiring story. Reply Burnt Marshwiggle May 13, 2010 - 9:11 pm Wow… lovely story. People get threatened to have their support revoked and I only get ridiculed by friends relatives and co-workers. Puts so much in perspective. The faith of the bishop’s father also shows true courage. Permit me to share some responses to comments I have received: You are crazy: you don’t have to be crazy to have n kids, you only need to have n-1 kids and a lock on the bedroom door to have n kids. You do know where babies come from? I’d be happy to give you some pointers – you look like you could use some help there…. There’s things you can do to stop that from happening you know: well someone told us to child-proof the house after we had our first but they still kept getting in. You must be so patient to have n children: not at all, I was patient when I had n/2 children and good behavior was optional. Now that I have n, good behavior is necessary, I have a zero tolerance policy for misbehavior, and all the children are much happier. You are so brave: not at all – kids are not scary. Perhaps they are expensive and lots of work but they certainly aren’t scary. What’s scary is that some people think that kids are scary. Reply Ginny May 20, 2010 - 1:07 am Thank you for pointing out this beautiful story. I have shared it with our readers at the Ruth Institute’s blog http://www.ruthblog.org/ (The Ruth Institute promotes lifelong married love to college students by creating an intellectual and social climate favorable to marriage. It is named after the Ruth of the Bible.) Reply Leave a Reply to Gerard Webster Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.