Unfortunately for you, dear reader, this blog is not on my priority list. So, you must understand that my posts will be few and far between. Not because I want them to be, but between preventing three young children from destroying themselves or the house, being the best wife I can be, and making sure to get at least a little prayer time in (besides the constant "Dear Lord...HELP!!!"), this blog seems somewhat insignificant most days. And that's the way it should be.
How fitting is it then that as I write this I hear my dear son, who turns into a beast the minute he wakes up, yelling for me. I will probably go in there and his younger brother will be standing in his crib smiling and oh so happy to see me, while big brother needs his milk like his dad needs his coffee before he truly wakes up. And so....I shall return!
Ahhhh. He didn't wake up his little brother and is now happy with his milk.
The other thing that you should understand about this blog is that even though I may portray us as the "perfect" family, we are not. Let me repeat that...WE ARE NOT PERFECT!!! I definitely have my moments of losing my patience, of being irritated at my husband, of stressing over things not getting done, of feeling very unattractive, of being lazy, of complaining, etc, etc. But, this is not what I want to focus on and the more I do focus on these kind of things, the worst they become (or seem to me). I just want to make a point that even though we may come off as always loving each other and never doing anything wrong, we are human just like all of you. I don't want to make any of you feel inadequate or like all of this is unattainable. I want to inspire and encourage you to live out a good and holy marriage.
That being said...let's get to the good stuff!
So that I don't bore you with a tremendously long post, I will make my NFP spiel quick today. Currently, I'm reading two books (or I should probably say browsing when I get a couple of free minutes, usually before bed). I highly recommend both of them for you and your spouse. The first is "Holy Sex! A Catholic Guide to toe-curling, mind-blowing, infallible loving" by Gregory Popcak. Now if that title doesn't catch your attention, I don't know what will! I know that it says "Catholic" but I feel like this could benefit any married couple. I thought that Jeff and I had a decent sex life but after reading some of this, I have realized that it can be so much better and that there is so much room for growth. I think we might finally have this whole sex thing down by the time we are 80. Ha ha!
The second book is "Sex au Naturel: What it is and why it is good for your marriage" by Patrick Coffin. I especially liked the chapter in this book that shows what the Bible says about birth control.
Hopefully, in the near future, I will be able to write about a few of the points in these two books and how they apply to NFP, but for today I must get back to my little blessings.