The Cast of Characters

I decided to move over to WordPress. It is a move that I have been contemplating for a while. A lot of my friends who blog use WordPress and I like the look of their blogs. I have also been debating what I really want my blog to be about. More than anything it is about me writing. I really enjoy writing and I have a wide variety of interests. I decided that I no longer want to be pigeon-holed into writing about one topic. For instance, my last blog attempt had to do with craft projects I do around the house. Well, that is a part of my vocation. So my blog is about everything and anything related to my vocation and journey in this life. I like the Holiness in Motherhood blog title because that is what I am striving for each day. I fall short, but holiness is the meaning of life.

On this blog you can expect me to write about my family, theology, the Church, crafts, poetry, photography, cooking, teaching my daughter, current issues of the day, etc. Pretty much anything that I decide to write about. I have had multiple blogs in the past and I always have felt limited by them. No more! I will transfer over some of my old posts before I shut down my Blogger account.

First, for those of you who do not know me personally, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Constance. I am a stay-at-home mom to one beautiful 2 year old girl. I have been married for just over 3 years to a wonderful man who works hard for us and who is teaching me the art of selflessness. I am a Navy Veteran and I have a BA in Psychology that I never plan to use. I intend to homeschool our daughter and any other children, should The Lord bless us with more. We are devout Roman Catholics. My husband and I really enjoy being involved in our Church. I like to stay up with current happenings in the Church and in the world, but I have to take a step back a lot of the time because I become too empathetic to my own detriment. I like to garden, cook, take pictures, walk and run (when I force myself), read, and play with my toddler. I am in the process of discerning becoming a Lay Dominican. That’s a quick about me.

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My husband’s name is Phil, but these days he mainly goes by Daddy. We met online 4 years ago on the dating site Catholic Match. We both were looking to marry committed Catholics, but he lived in the mountains of North Carolina and I lived in East Tennessee, which meant that there were not a lot of young Catholics in our area. After all we both lived in Baptist country. And while Baptists are lovely people, neither of us would ever convert. My husband is a very talented woodturner and I am sure I will be posting pictures of his work on the blog. He is the Director of Training for a building science training center. He is a 3rd Degree in the Knights of Columbus and is deeply committed to our family. There have been numerous times that I have been awed by God’s choice of Phil for my husband.

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Our beautiful daughter’s name is Michaela. She is named for St. Michael the Archangel and my father. We knew that given the state of the world, any children we have would need strong patron and patronesses. Her middle name, Elizabeth, is for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a great saint for homeschoolers. Michaela is 2 years old and she is pretty much insane. She has so much energy and can barely sit still for 5 minutes at a time. She is a climber, explorer, strong willed, extremely affectionate, and she is the most amazing person that I have met. There have been numerous times throughout the past couple of years that I have looked at her and thought, “God, what were you thinking giving this amazing person to me, of all people?”, as well as, “Thank you God, she is the most incredible gift I have ever received.” My daughter inspires me, frustrates me, loves me, stuns me, and humbles me on a daily basis. While it can be a struggle for me to stay home at times because it can get lonely, I would not have it any other way. I am sure you will hear plenty about her on this blog.

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This is my family. We do have 3 lovely babies in Heaven (Victoria, Caleb, and Marie). I am sure that I will write about miscarriage from time-to-time because I know that there are other women who are grieving out there just like me.

I greatly appreciate you stopping by the blog and I pray that Our Lord blesses you by my words. There are so many writers out there who bless me with their writing. Have a blessed day!

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