The messages found here were obtained from the works of Fr. Although these messages have not been validated by the parish in Medjugorje, great care was taken in their recording, translation, and compilation. We have also included messages compiled by Fr. LeJeune fromwhich are in addition to the weekly messages recorded by the parish in Medjugorje during that same period.
My children have always been my focus and I look to ensure I leave a legacy of love, compassion, gratitude and unbreakable desire for betterment with them. I was raised by wonderful grandparents who taught me that education comes in two places: My grandparents consistently and emphatically stressed the importance of a good education as well as always honoring your parents and elders.
I never realized how much energy and work it takes to raise a child, until I was blessed with my own. One of the greatest challenges that I confronted was when I realized one of my children had a learning disability.
I initially did not know where to turn or what to do to help my son to achieve a bright future. For the first time, I truly knew what fear was: Since my son was five, I faced immense challenges in getting him services.
My cousin, a speech pathologist, performed an assessment and determined that he would need speech language therapy. At that time, my son was living in Canada and it was extremely difficult dealing with his teachers and school administration to ensure that he receive the tools, evaluation, and courses for his unique educational needs.
I agonized for over six years, taking my fight from the teachers to the principal to the superintendent and finally to the ministry of education.
Finally his mother and I decided that, for his benefit, educational attainment, and future, he would move to this country and live with me in Pennsylvania. When he first moved in with me, I quickly introduced myself to the district special education supervisor, the principal of the school he would be attending, and the superintendent.
Within two months, his evaluation and IEP were completed and put in place. When the school year began, I contacted all of his teachers to introduce myself.
I closely monitored the school website and kept in constant contact with his teachers. At first I thought the teachers would consider me a pain in the neck, but to my surprise, they welcomed the attention I was giving my son, and thanked me for that.
After years of fighting, this was such a welcome change.
I also encouraged my son to participate in extracurricular activities to complement his educational progress. I was a little hesitant at first, but he has truly excelled since joining the class. I have found that combining a positive education and academic environment with proactive steps to bolster nutrition, physical fitness, and health, has had an enormously positive impact on my son.
He is beaming with self-confidence, which his teachers additionally notice. My son has changed my life as well; Because of my journey with him, I am currently training professional and amateur boxers and mixed martial arts fighters in strength and conditioning at the same gym where my son trains.
My son has truly changed my life. I became a better father, a better man, a better human being.Her Children Arise and Call Her Blessed Mother’s Day Meditation Close.
David Mathis “Her children rise up and call her blessed.” I cannot tell how much I owe to the solemn words of my good mother. It was the custom, on Sunday evenings, while we were yet little children, for her to stay at home with us, and then we sat round the.
There are a few things for Mother’s Day that I am super excited to tell you about so I’m doing a special post. This post contains affiliate links. I hope to inspire you with some gift ideas for mother’s day.
I asked a few blogging friends and had a few link up on Family Fun Friday with some. Instead of a “unity” candle we used an old catholic spanish tradition of a wedding rosary lazo: a double rosary that was placed over each of us uniting us through Our blessed Mother to Christ!
One of my mother’s friends gave the lazo to us, she brought it back from Mexico. A Christian mother is told to love her children (Titus ), in part so that she does not bring reproach on the Lord and on the Savior whose name she bears.
Children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm ). How to get the best gifts for mom?
Shop for mom with care and creativity, whether it’s her birthday, her anniversary, or Christmas. She's precious, so pamper her with gifts that show just how cherished she is. Gratitude for my Mother. Dear Lord, today I turn to you to give you thanks for my mother.
With your own gift of life, she bore me in her womb and gave me life.