Monday, September 29, 2014

Little Happies Part Deux

--one-- many people have prayed for me this month as Mrs. September Adopt-a-Blogger. I found myself feeling the power of that prayer all month long, but particularly tonight for a lot of reasons. I'll be posting a recap tomorrow for everyone who has been following along. In the meantime, I'm happy to have your prayers. It definitely qualifies as a big happy, so that's why I'm listing it first. I hope it's not selfish to ask you for one more day of prayer for me and DH: 

For understanding God's will for children for us...


God put on quite a show tonight.
There was a rainbow at dusk tonight. Not just a little color in the sky - a big, giant, bow that stretched as far as you could see. Opposite the rainbow was a hot pink sky as the sun was setting. And just as the sun set in the background, the gas street lanterns came on and made the prettiest little cell phone photo there ever was. 

Do rainbows stir your imagination?

Do you think it had something to do with Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel tonight? Perhaps the little storm that brought on this triumphant bow of color was a way for the Heavens to mark the anniversary of today's feast?

Whatever it was, I'll take it! :)


Happy Michaelmas! I am starting to see the beauty of marking and celebrating all of the feasts in the calendar year. In fact, a lot of the feasts I've been reading about lately (including today's!) used to be considered Holy Days of Obligation. While there was no Mass offered for this occasion that I could find, I did read that there are specific foods and traditions and even flowers associated with today. Purple asters. Blackberries. Goose. Carrots. Oh my! :) If you are looking for something to whip up for dinner, Haley over at Carrots for Michaelmas has got you covered with plenty of ideas for how to celebrate today in style.


  1. We have a lot of those asters in the mountains here. I can't remember why they're associated with the archangels, but I think of it when I see them!

  2. Great Happies! I especially love the rainbow/street light pic. How fun! Loving the positivity overall, too, despite the tough stuff you've been facing lately. You're a strong woman. <3 Continued prayers for you and your husband!