I loved you from the very first moment I saw you, that goofy grin, those luscious lips, your corny quiff. Everything about you drew me in, I was an addict and you were my fix. I fell in love with the idea of you before before I fell in love with you, although in that moment I knew nothing of you, that didn’t stop me from wondering. Wondering what made you tick, laugh, smile, cry, everything. And well, yeah that’s just it isn’t it?
“I adore her, what more can be said. She is not perfect but always unapologetically herself. Bold and wild-blooded. Her love is like a fist fight I always lose but get back up on my feet for over and over. There are times I have tried to shake her but like a mountain of car tires on fire — there’s just no extinguishing her. I adore her without question, like do-or-die survival, like the gasp gasp gasp for breath before life, at last, leaves you.”
My youngest son (8) brought this back from VBS today :) He is the one that has expressed a calling to the priesthood since he was about 6. He really does love praying and takes it very seriously.
A lot of people are very drawn to him because he is so soft spoken and has big bright eyes. He always waves to strangers (unfortunately) and tells them to have a good day. When he introduces himself he says, “Hi! My name is Payton, do you go to Mass?”
Pretty much every time I hang out with my friends they always say, “He is just so loving and sweet maybe he will marry my daughter someday haha!” I don’t have the heart to tell any of them he doesn’t plan on the marriage vocation.
Sometimes I see him in the yard just staring off in space. Not sure where he goes to in his day dreams. If you ever meet him for some reason, even if only a few minutes, be prepared for him to tell you that he loves you while he gives you a big hug.
I can’t believe I was almost forced to abort him. Everyone kept telling me he would be a reminder of my abuser. When I look at him I just remember that when you trust God, when you say yes to Him, you will find comfort and healing in Him.
Pot-metal glass and vitreous paint, 76.2 x 40 x 1 cm.
The convent church in Altenburg- an-der- Lahn in its present form was begun between 1250 and 1267 under the abbacy of Gertrud von Nassau ( d. 1297) and constructions continued until 1280. These panels (2003.478.1a, b–.2a, b), executed shortly thereafter, came from the apsidal window. Removed during the secularizations, they became the property in 1804 of Graf Franz von Erbach, who had them installed in his private funerary chapel at Schloss Erbach, where they remained until about 1940. The panels join two or more representing the Annuciations that originally came from the same window and were acquired by The Cloisters in 1993. The distinctive style is characterized by the monumentality and bold outlines of the animated figures along with the somewhat archaized treatment of the draperies. The reunited panels will be installed in recently restored windows the Early Gothic Hall at The Cloisters.