Welcome Conversion Diary readers! As you’ve probably heard, Jen is in hospital with bilateral pulmonary embolisms. Please keep her in your prayers! She’s currently awaiting test results and in the process of making treatment decisions but I know she plans on updating you all soon!
Many of you have very sweetly asked me how we might all come together to help the Fulwilers in their time of need. I checked with Jen and for the moment she only asks for your prayers. If a need arises, though, I’ll be sure to share it!
I’m delighted to have been invited to speak to the women of St. Mary’s Parish in Mobile, AL on January 15th at their Vino and Values event. Coincidentally, Dan and I were married at St. Mary’s in 2001 so it will be such a treat to return for a visit! I’ll be speaking about what it means to thrive as a Catholic woman. If you happen to live in the area, I do hope you’ll come to the event! I’d love to meet some of you in person!
After years of resisting, I finally caved and bought a Nexus. My love of “real” books was finally defeated by my insatiable love of reading and desire for instant gratification (thank you, Kindle app).
Actually, that’s not entirely true – iPhones just hate me. Despite having Verizon send me replacement after replacement, I could never manage to get reception when I was inside of a building. Finally, someone in the know informed me that quality phone reception isn’t what smart phones are known for (though I have yet to find anyone else who’s had as many problems with the iPhone as I have) so I traded it in for a basic flip phone and will use the Nexus to check email and such when I travel.
What should my first e-read be? I think I’m in the mood for a good novel. I recently finished reading Gone Girl, The Language of Flowers, and The Homecoming of Samuel Lake (and LOVED them). If you have a similar taste in fiction, what novels have you recently enjoyed?
So, um, I just realized that Charlie’s due date falls on Holy Saturday. I know that due dates are only rough estimates but seeing as four out of five of my other little ones were born smack dab on their due date it’s not unreasonable to think that he may enter the world right as Lent 2013 wraps up. Methinks that God has quite the sanctifying Lenten experience in store for me this year. For my husband‘s sake, you might want to start praying now. ;)
Thanks, again, for all the love and the many prayers you’ve been sending Jen’s way. I know it means the world to her. I’ll be sure to share any updates I receive regarding her condition over on Twitter.