Little Life

Hi, my name is Maria. I am a daughter of God, created in His most beautiful image, and in exactly five weeks, I am marrying my best friend. My life revolves around my Roman Catholic faith and my deep love of Christ, and I intend on using this medium as a means of reflecting on spiritual and theological topics which are of interest to me and as a means of working out the reality of my life in the context of seeking fervently to do the will of God.

This is my first real attempt at maintaining a blog, so bear with me if it takes me a while to get comfortable.

I thought it would be nice to write about the little life which recently found its way into mine. So some days ago, Tim (Husband-to-Be) stumbled across a baby squirrel on his way to work. She was dying and abandoned, cold and stiff. We have since discussed with both one another and many others in our life the moral obligations pertaining to finding a small creature of God, dying, alone, and unable to sustain or protect itself. Regardless of whatever moral obligation there may be, I am very glad Tim chose to turn around and pick her up!

He put her in his shirt to warm her while he worked. When I awoke to a picture of her, I just had to come see her. I have always been a Franciscan at heart (my mother refers to me as her little Francisca), and I am very grateful to my Sweet Creator for endowing me with such a sensitivity in so far as it involves animals.

Anyway, we decided to name her Penelope. We wanted something that would be related to Ithaca, where we found her. Penelope and Odysseus live in Ithaca, thus Penelope. She has since then made it to the top of Dix Mountain in the Adirondacks, along with our precious pup, Molly!

Peace be with you all!



One thought on “Little Life

  1. This is such a heartwarming story, one that makes me so proud to be your Grandpa. I love you!!!

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