Carrying the Cross

The last few months have been the Via Dela Rosa for my family and I. Many things have reached Situation Critical:

  • Mother’s cancer is spreading at a new, aggressive rate. They are pursuing a drug trial medication  which will not start for another two weeks, at best. She is unable to drive or do much of anything else.
  • Therefore, I get housekeeping (of a large house) and driving duty.
  • The family dog was also diagnosed with a large tumor in her chest cavity. She is nearing her end and will be put down…but in the past few months, I have had the majority care of her. Lots of meds, cleaning up after her. ETC.
  • We’ve been in a droughty-flaming-hot weather pattern. I try my best to stay on top of watering but some things have come close to death.
  • This is the biggest personal issue and most difficult to explain: religious difficulties. I do not have the energy or time to deal with it. Making a major religious dedication is beyond me right now and I am not sure when/how/with whom it will happen. I will have more to say on the subject later.

I really want to blog more, make more videos, and do fun internet-y things. Please pray for us.

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12 Responses to “Carrying the Cross”


  1. 1 Margaret August 1, 2010 at 10:15 am

    You and your mother have my prayers. Margaret x .

  2. 2 Carol@simple_catholic August 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I am so sorry about your struggles. Prayers ascending for you and your family.

    God bless you.

  3. 3 Wendy August 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I’ve been praying for you and your mom. I will continue to lift you up. Try to take a little bit of time for yourself.

    I’ll be praying for you and yours to feel the awesome love and comfort of our heavenly Father.

    love and blessings,
    Wendy

  4. 4 Alana August 2, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    You have my prayers.

  5. 5 Kristie August 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I am praying as well!

  6. 6 Lisa August 4, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Add me to the list of those praying for you and your family.

  7. 7 Diane August 5, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Anna… I have just become introduced to you through a video of yours which was posted on The Biblical headcovering facebook page. I enjoyed that vid so much that I went to your youtube channel and have watched a few of your others. I absolutely love and concur with your view of headcovering as more than a part of modesty, more than evidence of submission. The idea of headcovering as a “medication” for our chronic illness of sin really resonates with me. I’m a Baptist so I call it “sanctification”… but the basic idea is the same;-D I will be back often and I greatly look forward to getting to know you better.

    I’ll just close with saying that my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.♥

  8. 8 Nonna August 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Anna,
    Praying for you and your family…
    Lord, have mercy…

  9. 9 larryk12309 August 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Praying for you and your family.

    I admire your courage and faith.

    Does your dear hubby have a blog?

    LarryK
    Schenectady NY

  10. 10 melissa August 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

  11. 11 Eliza August 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Dear Anna,

    What an awful time you have had there ( & are still having I guess)

    I am just going to take the liberty of being ever so slightly pedantic:-)

    Via Dela Rosa = road of roses

    I think what you mean is

    Via Dolorosa = road of pain ?

    Love & hug, Eliza


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