In 1962, Irv Kloska and Bonnie Kowrach stood in St. Adalbert's Basilica in Grand Rapids and pledged their lives to each other. More than 50 years and 13 children later, their family has grown to more than 80 members... and counting. With this blog we keep in touch and share our thoughts - much like we have always done around our kitchen table. But like our table, friends are always invited. Welcome!
We'll have to wait until he's home to hear all the stories and see all the pictures, but in the meantime Matt (Theresa's 17-year-old son who is doing a mission trip with Opus Dei in Lithuania) got to visit this 'Hill of the Crosses' today. These crosses have been 'collected' on the hill since the 14th century -the 'hill' surviving (or resurrected when it was destroyed) German invasion during WWII and then Soviet rule. The 'hill' was leveled 3 times, and yet -'Christ is Risen' as you see! Kinda cool. Click on the title for more info.
This post is simply to make you smile at the simple beauty of little souls. Is there anything more restful in this life in this crazy world than simply being with good and innocent souls? To me, the little ones are truly a breath of fresh air. Even their shananigans are refreshing. Last week Kathy asked me to watch the kids while they went to a funeral -I had to take pictures because they were simply so entertaining and gave me a great smile. This is how my afternoon unfolded. First, we have the pose:
Then we had 'big sister' trying to teach 'little sister' ballet:
('Oh my goodness, is this hard work!') 'Little sister' thinks it more fun to sing 'Twinkle twinkle little star' while 'big sister' dances:
Then little sister thought it would be more fun to 'be a monkey'!:
'Big sister' gave up:
'Oh my goodness, is that a BUTTERFLY?!'
'Little sister' thinks it would be fun to teach her baby brother to be a monkey as well:
Now little sister is discussing the whole matter with Grandpa-pa:
And she ends the whole thing with another rendition of 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star...':