Sunday, 24 February 2013

Because you are awesome! :)

To my wonderful and most amazing sister, Autumn:
Dear Autumn,
I will miss you so very much; its very hard even to imagine how much.
I think you will like it at Campion, and it will be a very good College to go too. Thank Goodness we are only four hours away and there is now no longer the added expense and worry of having to fly or sail back home.
I love you more than you can possibly understand, and I bet you know that. :)
I love it how you call me 'Flea' and if anyone else outside of family heard they wouldn't get it. I love it how you announce 'You amuse me, Flea' whenever I actually do.
I love thefact that the day before you left you were apparently 'ignoring' me and yet I still got you to speak to me. :)
I love how you make me feel up when I'm down, especially when my birthday presents came late.
I love it how you agree with me that Mr. Darcy is awesome! And how you love to watch Pride and Prejudice and boo Wickham along with me.
I love it how you'll get books down from bookcases and tell me if they are good or not.
I love how I tell you off when you are doing or saying something I don't approve off, and yeah, you're kind of used to that and you don't really mind.
I love how you and Eden help me find clothes for Mass when I have no idea what to wear. :) You are both so clever at that.
I love it how you brush my hair and at the same time give my scalp a real nice scratch.
I love it how you have to have music with you wherever you go even though it is a bit annoying.
I love it how you love Star Wars and agree with me that Anakin and Padme are awesome....mostly Padme in your case.
I love it how you hate ants and have to have a professional ant smasher to deal with it. Like me.
I love it how you and I always have disagreements about which is better, ChickFlicks or Action. You choose Chickflick's and I choose Action
'Cause you are just so beautiful
.Life is an ever changing cycle. Something's we like which change and some things we don't.
Yesterday my biggest sister Autumn set off to Campion College in Sydney.
Siblings leaving is one of the hardest things for me. I well remember last year when Kynan and Braedon left home, it is always so very hard when these times come and I find that I am gradually getting to being one of the eldest kids at home.
And all I can say is that, Autumn you're the best biggest sister in the whole world and set your goals and you will reach them; be determined, and remember always: It is in God's Hands. Trust him, he's rather good at this sort of thing.  :)

God bless

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

We Love You Papa!

Last night just before I went to sleep I heard some astonishing news.
Pope Benedict the XVI is retiring! Such a thing has not happened in six hundred years.
This is his speech (which I assume) he spoke to his Cardinals.

Monday February 11, 2013 "I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is. Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff. With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.”

This news makes me feel both sad and happy. If you did not know we converted to Catholicism about six years ago. That was one year after he became the Pope. He has been the only Pope I have ever had, he's MY Pope if you'll follow me. He is such an inspiring person, he's so gentle and kind. He's our German Shepherd, and he will continue to be only until February 28th. He has guided the Church so very well during all these years since 2005. I will be praying for his coming succeeder who as of yet, we do not know and I pray that the Cardinals will make the best choice possible.
And the best thing I can say is:

God Bless

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

With much trepidation.....

I am entering into Jessica's 'Bookish Valentine Contest'.
It looked so fun and I have made two pictures with captions involving valentines.
This one I made all my myself and the quote is taken from the 1995 P and P when Mrs. Bennett says to her girls 
"Is he not a good father!" 

And my other entry was made by Autumn and myself. I showed her my first entry and than she pulled out a chair and sat down, saying 'I want to do one too!'

So she helped me make this one.

If you click on it you can see the words bigger. :)
I might have stretched the rules just a bit as that entire second line is not in the book or movie and we are talking the 1994 adaptation of Little Women, there is only one, proper adaptation  got that? Yes good!. And no, if you are wondering I can't remember if this is in the book or not either.
So once again, stretching the rules.
But what can I say? It was fun anyway. :)
God Bless


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