to go back home after the holidays,
my husband and I felt a sense of loss
because suddenly it was so quiet
and their presence was gone.
And then my husband was inspired with the idea--
And in that moment it seemed our home
filled up with presence again.
Some of the rooms were easy to name.
Religious objects received as gifts
had been placed in them years before.
The large living/dining room for instance
had a picture of Our Lady,
as seen in Medjugorje,
It just seemed fitting
to name the work rooms after him.
Our son's name is Joseph,
and someone gave him a statue
of his namesake.
because we love to learn his teachings
His picture was already hanging there.
A gift given to us by my mother.
And finally, our yard--to St. Francis of Assisi,
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us
Blessed John Paul II, pray for us
St. John, the Evangelist, pray for us
St. John Vianney, pray for us
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us