Some Quick Thoughts About July

Last month, a friend showed me how to create these photo collage headers.  I made one, but I wondered how I could create one for each month with lots of pictures when the month has just begun.  So, I decided tonight that I will try not to be so picky about it and make each new month’s header with highlight pictures from the previous month.

Putting August’s header together, I got to review a lot of the things that happened in July.  It was a month both of very good times and very trying days.  I spent the 4th with friends and watched the fireworks in Clawson.  I had quite a few fun times outside of the office with my awesome coworkers — at the MCIT picnic, Brian’s birthday, and Grillin’ with Cadence.  I was able to pray alongside James and Shauna as their home was blessed.

And perhaps my favorite event of the summer, Dunk-a-Priest!  That was also the day where both of my parishes had a picnic on the same day.  It was a very hot day, and — sadly — Fr. John said that he was going to horde all the water for himself (when I asked him to splash extra big when he was dunked).

Unfortunately, it was also a difficult month, health-wise.  I have been, overall, quite a bit more exhausted than usual.  Some days, I haven’t made it off the couch.  I have noticed an increase in symptoms and a significant decrease in stamina.  I don’t usually have headaches, but have had many this past month, as well as dizziness and nausea.  I missed Mass on Sunday.  I’ve never missed a Sunday Mass before.

I pray for the grace to make Mary’s Fiat my own and I am thankful for all the blessings that I have.  I love my life and I can’t wait to see what August has in store for me!  🙂

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