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Meanderings of a Catholic Devout

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Life is but a quick succession of busy. . . somethings.

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Happy Feast Day of St. Joseph—one of my favorite saints!  I know my updates have been slow on WordPress. School and work have been vigorously consuming my time this semester, but my heart is always pondering on what I should be noting in my meanderings. It’s a little upsetting for me, because it’s Lent, and writing my thoughts out during this rich time is sort of like the heart beating in my chest. I have to do it, but there are so many hours in a day.  I take comfort knowing that when my semester is done, there will be time to reflect. In the meantime, sorry this post isn’t more reflective than updating. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

All Clear in First Instance Court

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October 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

First Draft

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March 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Blame

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I have two more sections to go on this annulment application.  I know the purpose of the application, seeking to find fault, but it seems a little repulsive to me that I am laying blame to things and events in my life.  I don’t like to lay blame in this matter.  Call it my independent spirit, but I feel like I should be accountable for the decisions I’ve made in my life and this petition is taking that spirit away.  In reality, it’s not.  I just find myself more defensive about it asking questions regarding my family, my past.  I have to get over it.  I know it’s necessary but it’s not easy.  It’s not just about what my marriage was, it is about who I am and how I came to be the way I am and that is what affected my marriage.

As for life, it goes on.  I have found some new events occurring in my life that are keeping me joyfully preoccupied.  I feel horrible for trying to move on and simultaneously, I feel very ready to let it be.  There are just two legal obligations that my ex and I have to each other and one of them will soon be over come April 15.  The other is taking much longer than anticipated and it’s becoming increasingly more frustrating, since we both just want to get on with our lives.  So, yes, these latest preoccupations are very much welcomed.  And, according to my family and friends, much deserved.

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March 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Mercy is Forgiveness

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So I followed through on my intention and confessed yesterday.  At first, my heart in my throat, I felt like I wasn’t giving a good confession.  As many times as I have confessed (mind you, I have the heart of a sinner), I never seem to remember the words I am supposed to say.  Read the rest of this entry »

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March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

The Draft Begins

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After almost a week, I am ready to finish reading the petition questions and begin to answer the first three to five questions.  I have decided that I will do no more than that per week until it’s done.  I prayed my first Chaplet to the Virtues of the Holy Spirit today at a conference for Catholic women.  That is when I decided I was ready to begin. 

Faith, Hope, Love, Humility, Patience, Perseverance, and Obedience. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 20, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Permission

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Earlier, I was mentioning that God gracefully gives me time to emote.  Today was definitely one of those days.  I went to the deacon and began the long process of petitioning the Church for an annulment.  And I cried in front of the deacon the whole time, sadly. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm

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