Hello there! I am so glad to meet you. I am not sure if I will ever get used to the idea that anyone besides my sweet daughter Chrissy (Hi Chrissy!) is reading my blog. Since you are here I want to thank you. I honestly didn’t think I could blog. I thought it would be hard to set up the website. I started 9 years ago on blogger. I told myself if I was still actively blogging in three years I would do it right and get my own website and that is exactly what I did. This blog is a testament to understanding my faith a bit better and I thought that if I made some recipes that were Saint inspired, it would help me learn more about them. Of course you came along for the ride.
There are so many references in the bible about food. In John 21:15-19, Jesus many times asks Peter if he loves him. Peter responds every time with a resounding “Yes.” Our Lord tells him “feed my sheep” and “feed my lambs.” From the last supper, the miracle of the loaves and fishes, to the Canna wedding where Jesus turned water to wine, our Lord knows that in order for us to be our best self, we need to be fed both body and soul
On January 29, 2017, my husband passed away. It was sudden, very traumatic and with that, it was hard to comprehend that someone who was there for over 20 years of marriage was then gone, poof, disappeared, literally in a blink of an eye. My Lord, my church, my friends and family rallied around me, supported me and gave me great comfort. It was very hard to comprehend why he was so suddenly taken from me. It took over a year to come out of that grief filled fog. Even now I still have days where I want to have a pity party. I allow it, I have my party, but when I am done I put on my big girl panties and move on.
My husband has two sisters. They call themselves Team 3rd Generation and they have been walking together to find the cure for breast cancer for over 15 years. Jill, my niece started her battle at the tender age of 25. They even helped make the commercial you see below. We are a family struck by genetic breast cancer. We dream of creating a world free of breast cancer so that our daughters and granddaughters do not ever have to hear the words “you have breast cancer”.