In the last 5 months we have had many occasions to do these things as a family:

*Camp as a family (the five of us in a tent)
*Attend daily mass (give or take a few days)
*Pray the rosary daily as a family (pretty close anyway)
*Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy daily ( also pretty much every day)
*Visit more friends than we have been able to do in the last three years put together
*Spend more time together as a family than we can ever remember
*Have more serious talks about our relationships (emotion free – for the most part) than ever
*Pray for our daily bread, and for the roof over our head for real (’cause we did not know from whence it would come)
*Spend over an hour with one homeless person / month just encouraging them
*Talk about the challenges of family life with a Cardinal, an Archbishop, various Bishops, priests and nuns, and countless laity
*Sleep in motels / places that had bad smells, loud noises, and even bats 😉

*Learn how to trust in God with all of our hearts, minds and souls – as a family!

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