Saturday, January 24


(Jeremy's prized Elk that he shot bow hunting in New Mexico....September 2014)
(Nicholas and Daddy hunting at the lease)
Nicholas loves his Daddy and wants to be just like him. Nicholas loves hunting, as it is one of Daddy's favorite things to do. He's gone to the hunting lease with Jer for years and just last year, Nicholas shot his first buck!!
(Nicholas with his prized Buck shot December, 27 2013 after it was proudly adorns his bedroom wall now)

What an amazing day that was for Nicholas. He glowed with confidence as Daddy would tell his friends about "Nick's buck".  He actually has a scar on his nose from his shotgun kicking back when he shot it...what a treasured memory, he will talk about for years to come. I never thought that I would be delighted in any sort of injury to one of my dear little ones, but it serves as a memory of such a special father/son bonding time, where Nicholas soaks up lessons about being a man and a father, simply by hanging around with his Daddy.
(Daddy and Nicholas in their Troops of St. George Uniforms)

Nicholas is watching Jeremy so very closely.....even when there are no words exchanged, Nicholas is learning. These silent examples of a strong and faithful Christian man will resonate with Nicholas for a lifetime. They are lessons that only a father can pass down to his son. Jeremy is reflecting the Perfect Love of Christ with every action. Nicholas' heart is being formed so that he will one day pass on all that he has learned, to the world.
(Nicholas and Daddy serving Holy Mass at the Troops of St. George Camp out)

Our Lord has a special mission for Nicholas that only Nicholas can fulfill. Jeremy and I need to form Nicholas to be open to Christ's Holy Will for him. We pray fervently for each of our children to grow closer and closer to Christ as they mature. We offered each of our children up to Christ, even before they were born. We pray, more than anything else, that our little ones will remain close to Jesus throughout their entire lives. No matter what their successes or failings in their precious futures, we fervently ask our Lord to keep them holy, above all else, placing Jesus Christ first and foremost in their lives....filling up their delicate hearts with their Heavenly Father, until the end of their journey back to Him. 
(Troop 5 (TSG) with our faithful pastor, Msgr Hart.  TSG is such an amazing Catholic apostolate, where fathers (through prayer and the Sacraments) form their sons into strong and virtuous men...that is who should be forming these precious young many little souls are being formed by the world, and in turn being lost to the world)

Jeremy, Thank you for guiding our entire family and especially Nicholas towards Christ.  You are an amazing father and through this special Christian formation of our sons, you will be changing the world for the better.

Oh Sweet and Merciful Jesus, hold my children close to Your Most Sacred Heart and may they never turn away from You, Who is Everlasting Perfect Love.  Hold Jeremy and I close to You as we journey forth.....running towards You as fast as we can with the hands of our children held tight in ours.
I love You, Jesus.