Tuesday, November 22, 2011

St. Cecilia & BLOG GIVEAWAY!!

Happy Feast of St. Cecilia!!

I started piano lessons in third grade and knew even then that my life would center around music. Now, I really have my dream job - teaching children to love and appreciate music. I can remember my high school choir director telling me that he'd never been to work a day in his life. I'm so fortunate to say the same... I'm paid to do something I love. And I've been blessed to get to know some wonderful children and amazing families over the years.

When I was in Italy for the first time visiting a close friend for Easter, we went to the Catacombs of San Callisto where St. Cecilia's remains were found, and were said to be uncorrupt. Our tour guide said that she was found with one hand extending one finger and the other hand extending 3 fingers indicating her love and belief in One God and the Trinity. I have a little statue in my piano studio of St. Cecilia and have often told her story to students. If you'd like to read more about her, go here.

I'm sure I mentioned it before, but one other special reason I celebrate today is that my wonderful husband proposed on this feast day! It's 5 years today! :)

Now... for the giveaway!! I'm going to give away the latest Christmas album by Michael Buble. I had hoped to have in my hot little hands at this point. (Yes, I am bad and I have listened to Christmas music before Thanksgiving!!) Unfortunately, there was a little problem with the shipment and I didn't receive it before DH & left for our Thanksgiving trip. So, I've had to settle for listening to the album on Yo.uTube so far. I think I could listen to his voice all day.

How to enter the giveaway....

1) Follow my blog if you haven't "officially" started yet and leave a response to this post letting me know you have... and leave a prayer intention.

2) If you are already following, leave a prayer intention for me! My husband and I have a weekly Adoration time at our church and I'll be taking your intentions with me during Advent.

I will post the winner on Sunday the 27th!

Good luck and Happy Feast of St. Cecilia!


  1. Please pray for you and all of us IF bloggers, as well as all other IF who do not blog, that we be filled with hope and be blessed with healthy pregnancies very soon.

  2. I LOVE Michael Buble....his song "I just haven't met you yet" is my so-called adoption theme song. You probably didn't know you could assign yourself a theme song, huh?!? Everytime I hear it I think of our future son or daughter.

    Please add me to your intentions....prayers for a family for myself and for all the families bearing the IF Cross.

    Hsppy Thanksgiving!

  3. I already follow :).

    Please pray for all of us who are praying for a baby, whether it be through conception or adoption, but please especially pray for TCIE. She is such an inspiration and blessing to so many of us and it is breaking my heart to read how she is suffering today.

  4. I'm now an official follower.... prayer intention... reduction in holiday stress! The stress is already getting to me, my DH and my parents. ACK!!! And... healing for my dad as he is still having a really hard time following his back surgery. :)

  5. So fun! I'm with Patiently Waiting...I love "I just haven't met you yet." Makes me think of our babies lost and the time when we will get to meet them in heaven. Also, makes me think of our current baby that we have yet to meet.

    Prayer intentions....that baby #3 in my womb is the one we do get to meet! And for a greater trust (with less fear) while I continue through the waiting game to see if that will happen.

  6. I just recently found your blog, and I don't remember if I've commented before, but I have to on this one. My prayer intention is for all those who wait for the fulfillment of their vocation (as spouse, parent, or those who feel called to religious life but haven't been able to join yet), especially as we go into the holiday season.

  7. I already follow you ... and I ask that you please pray for my husband and I to be parents soon through adoption. I also ask that you pray for those waiting to become mothers who have been infertile for a long time.

  8. I already follow you! :) I love that you blog give away involves prayer requests! Will you pray for Gianna's birth family this Thanksgiving? I know it's so hard.

  9. I already follow you!!

    Please pray for all pregnant women who are contemplating an adoption plan for their baby - for their health, strength, and peace with their decision.

    BTW, I'm also "bad" and listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving!! I love it!!


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