Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Back to School :: 2021-2022


Blessed Mother, as you so humbly and graciously accepted God's will to bear and raise His only son, and to guide him in wisdom and virtue, help me in the instruction and education of my children. Pray to your Heavenly Son to grant me the grace and strength to assist in their learning, overcoming tiredness and discouragement. Assist me in the management of my home, so that I may be able to keep order and peace, despite the challenges of schooling within it. Intercede for me, imploring Our Heavenly Father to bestow upon me wisdom, not for my own sake, but so that I may form my children's minds and hearts, so that they may grow into strong adults, helping to shape the world for His glory, and ultimately inheriting the kingdom of heaven. Call upon your heavenly angels to stand by my side, with their great intelligence, to help me understand that which I am instructing, and assist my children in learning of same. We humbly ask this through you beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

We are off to Mass to celebrate our Blessed Mother’s birthday and the beginning of our new school year!

I shared the following over on Instagram but wanted to record it here too:


After a whirlwind road trip on Friday, move-in day Saturday, and New Student Mass and Brunch today (Sunday), I’m heading back home and leaving a big chunk of my heart in North Dakota. How is it even possible that we have three young adults in college already?!?  Please remember them, and all students, in your prayers! Love you so much @captain_faramir @celtickittens @rangerrascal and I will be praying and fasting for a blessed and fruitful semester for you all at @universityofmary!


I keep having the sweetest pictures pop up in my memories this week... Click here for a flash back to ten years ago! So much has changed and yet so much is still the same. I’m so grateful for all the blessings we have been given and excited to start this new school year with our youngest six still at home! 

God is good!

9 comments:

  1. God Bless them and keep them safe, healthy, holy and very productive in college.

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  2. It was great to meet you briefly at the UMary Wheat Ceremony. I hope your whole family has a blessed school year!

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    1. It was great to meet you too, Molly! Thank you! I hope you and your family have a blessed school year as well!

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  3. How wonderful for your three oldest children to be in college together. But I thought that your oldest boys were attending Christendom College? - Laura G.

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    1. I was curious about this as well. I've heard great things about both places. It must be a relief having them back on your side of the country!

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    2. Yes, the boys spent the last two years at Christendom. I'm very glad they were able to complete two years of the excellent core curriculum. It made me sad when we loaded up the car, and left Christendom's beautiful campus last May, knowing there was a pretty good chance they wouldn't be returning. They definitely miss the great friends they made at Christendom! There are many reasons they transferred over to the University of Mary this year - lower cost, more degree options, and much closer to home during these crazy times were high on the list amongst other reasons...

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  4. Wishing you all a successful and happy school year.
    God Bless
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  5. Are you sure your daughter is old enough to attend university? It doesn't seem possible but I am glad your handsome lads are with her.

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