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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
lost rabbit on the Feast of Corpus Christi and Happy Memorial Day
Sunday we ended up at Mass twice. Yea, I was really surprised too, as you know my husband isn't Catholic. And since it was the feast of Corpus Christi there was this special mass being offered in our Latin community which normally is at our parish at 1pm. But was up the road at Blessed Sacrament Parish since Corpus Christi is their parish's feast day. The kids initiated the request to go to mass again and cleared it with me on the way home from our 9:30 mass. I know daddy had worked over night and might just be getting up when we came home and I said you can ask him since we haven't seen him since yesterday but don't expect him to want to since 1) it's in Latin and 2) he is going to have to go back to work in a few hours and 3) he's very tired. They sort of whined about it since I didn't say yes.
I said, "If it's God's will than daddy will say yes, pray and then ask if you want to go that bad." So they did. When we pulled up in the driveway, Knox hopped out and ran and asked daddy and without hesitation Brad said, "Yes we can go, what is Corpus Christi and when is it?" I then explained that it meant, and it was an Extraordinary Form and a procession and he said no problem as long as I get to work on time.
While we waited to leave again, Knox got one of our bunnies out, "Smokey Coal" (he's jet black) and he forgot about him as he went to play with Genna. A thunderstorm was rolling in and it started to sprinkle, I called the kids in to get back into their church clothes and leave. I told Knox to close up the rabbit hutch and asked what he was doing. He was running everywhere looking scared. He realized the rabbit ran off out of this makeshift pen. We quickly searched and I sent the kids inside to tell their dad and to go change clothes again. Our yards here are covered with bushes and trees and thick growth everywhere. Also the highway is next to us, and the grass there is over 2 feet tall. I knew that black rabbit would be impossible to locate.
Knox ran out again and yelled "pray to St. Anthony and Pray to St. Francis." I did and then Brad came out, and said for us to go on to Mass without him and he would continue searching. I knew that would happen...I just knew something would bomb family mass plans- trying to get a non Catholic to mass is hard. I said no I am going to keep looking, I headed south and west to the neighbors house and just as I was about around into their front yard was our "Smokey Coal" I yelled for Brad and Brenden, and tried not to startle the bunny more. I caught him as he ran into their bushes against the brick on the side of their house. We still left on time and the rain stopped. WHEW! And we made it through the Extraordinary Mass and participated in the outdoor Eucharistic procession without rain and the severe storm (with a a thunderstorm warning) apparently dumped on our house but not on the part of town we were at Mass in- it missed it completely.
We get the old altar flowers from our parish when their being thrown away and when the flowers wilted we put the petals around our statues.
God is good! Somehow I still did laundry and helped Grandpa rid his garage of a skunk smell (the dog and skunk had another disturbance).
Moving on, here's a quilt update (it's sewn now, I just need to do the stitch in the ditch squares)..it's also Brenden's birthday today. We went to the zoo. We have a world class elephant exhibit that just opened, it was awesome.
And this photo of my brother today was just to EPIC not to share, as my cousin Christ Fisher says. I got to talk to him tonight, he hiked Mt. Huron alone today, and had the summit to himself for one hour. 40 MPH wind and managed to get his flag to fly straight enough and his tripod didn't fall over for this great shot at 14,000 feet!
Love you little bro! God Bless America and all those who defend us!