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March 02, 2014


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Hello Kirsten-

I have felt your pain when our little saint was born and entered into eternal life seven weeks later. Please know we are praying for you, praying to your Thomas, and know that the pain does subside with time. How lucky you are to have 9 children with you!

Kristen Bright

Praying for you. Thought of you when I read this blog post today by another KY mom: http://noraroseyusko.com/

Lindsay Boever


Lindsay Boever

Oh Kirsten. I will certainly pray for your heart. I think of you and Thomas often. You carried the cross so far and set the example for so many. The cross gets so heavy after a while and its actually weight is felt. We are here, like Simon of Cyrene, lifting you in prayer asking for HIS supernatural strength to hold you tight. May God bless you today.


Thank you for opening your heart and sharing...I would be honored and blessed to pray for you as you struggle through your grief. My heart aches for you, I can't imagine. You are loved!


For what it's worth, you always pop into my mind when I'm on my bike and I always say a prayer for you. This must be so painfully hard. Thank you for sharing it with people.


Hi Kirsten. I am praying for you!

Jennie C.

I think that's the sort of pain that never really goes away. :-( Praying for you and your family, with love.


Praying to St. Anthony...be sure to listen. ;-)

If there is anything I can do for you, just say the word. Do you pray the rosary?


Kirsten, I'm praying for you! I just sent you an email, but I'm not even sure if I have your correct email address. Please call, text or email soon, I want to say much more than I can say here. Love you!!

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  • Hi, my name is Kirsten. I am married to my best friend and we have nine awesome children including our little saint in heaven, Thomas Joseph. We are Catholic, loving, living, and learning about our faith every day. We just moved to a fixer upper farm here in beautiful Kentucky. We also homeschool some of our children. I really enjoy COFFEE, reading, gardening, running, and knitting. I try to enjoy, laundry and cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. But what I really love is to be home, with my husband and children, living this life. This blog is where I write about the good stuff (mostly). Thanks for stopping by!

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  • PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH THE WORKMAN Composed by Pope St. Pius X O glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch, St. Joseph. Such shall be my watchword in life and in death. Amen.

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