We Interrupt this Blog’s Silence…

… to explain that I’ve simply been unable to compose two coherent words for the past few days.

With our son away at college in Cambridge and several friends in Boston, I was majorly preoccupied last week watching the events surrounding the Boston Marathon terrorist act unfold. Sometimes writing and blogging helps to distract from stressful moments like those, but in that wasn’t the case this time around. Several attempts fell pray to the “move to trash” button in our blogging interface.

So today I’m back to say hello and to ask for your prayers as I embark early tomorrow morning on another adventure. I will be travelling to the studios of EWTN in Birmingham to join my friend Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle for the filming of her brand new television show, Catholic Mom’s Cafe. I’m one of her five guests and am thrilled to be joining a totally awesome group of Catholic writers/moms for this special initiative. Others included in Donna-Marie’s first round of filming include Woodeene Koeni-Bricker, Karen Edmisten, Lisa Mladinich and Marge Fenelon. I’m a bit nervous about the filming, but those jitters are completely overshadowed by the sense of excitement I feel. Going to EWTN is a long-time dream come true. Doing it in the company of these particular women is like a little glimpse of heaven!

I hope you’ll send a few prayers as we embark on this adventure. Over the next few days, I’ll also be sharing some additional moments from the Mid-Atlantic Congress, as well as a recap of my trip last week to the National Meeting of the Pontifical Mission Societies.

I’d love to hear in the comments below what you’ve been up to for the past few days, and how your family weathered the tragedies in Boston and West, Texas. Of course, our prayers continue for all of the victims of these tragedies and their loved ones!

"Only good things are to come!! Saying yes is the best. See you around, friend."

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