Callemonit Truths – Something New About Mary

A couple years ago, I was hanging out in the yard with her

…talking and laughing and enjoying the day…and from out of nowhere she declared I want a statue of

in the yard…of all my prayers, I pray to her the most…maybe a Mother’s Day gift or something?…well, since I had just finished flipping a house, I had some time to hunt down a statue…and here she is

…Laurie wanted her directly in our line of sight…around 20 feet from where we like to sit

…for two years and running, Mary has captured our attention…Laurie compliments me on my choice…(actually, I texted her pics of different statues while I was in the store…she decided…but I’ll enjoy credit)…she always says Mary’s so beautiful!…and more recently She needs a

…I agreed…I know it’s just a statue, but the representation is important…keeping it clean is simply being respectful…Yep…two years of looking out at Mary during countless conversations with her

and an

of

and a

of

and a marathon of Led

songs on my

…and it took until today when I

Mary, to truly understand what she’s doing…frozen in that pose I’ve seen since

…I always thought she’s looking down at her immaculate heart…well, I was wrong…I now believe her head is bowed, because she’s

…but why in the world would I deduce that Mary downplayed her importance…after all, she wasn’t just any mother…she was Mom to

…our Lord and Savior…I mean, my wife is a rock star mom

…and when she posts a picture of our son on

achieving his first degree black belt

…she thankfully gets almost 100 likes…AWESOME!…but could you imagine if Mary posted Hey Facebook Friends…today Jesus wanted to show the Disciples that anything is possible if they believe in Him…so He walked on

…oh yeah, and last week He fed over 5,000 people with a couple of

 and five

…cool, huh?…anyway, have a nice weekend everyone…Go

…and then one day she posts Sorry it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me…been kinda hectic around here with the trial and all…unfortunately, it’s with a heavy heart I’m sharing this sad news…my son Jesus was

…but on the bright side, He

from the dead…and is with God, His Father…and because He was willing to suffer and die for our sins, all my FB Friends can have eternal life…actually, EVERYONE from now ’til the end of time can live forever with Him in the Kingdom of

…seriously, Mary could have had a high estimate of her own importance, and no one would have disputed it…after all, Jesus didn’t just appear in a

with a full

and start preaching…that happened at 30…my point is Mary had a significant role…but she chose to be humble…and in doing, allowed her heart and mind to be open to the true nature of their relationship and the destiny He needed to fulfill…so, what does all this have to do with me at 51

and

ok…when I was a handyman and flipper, I could turn this

into this

and this

into this

by myself in a short period of time…now, I know I didn’t cure cancer…and I’m surely not a

scientist…but I did fall victim to one of the 7 Deadly Sins…namely

…and I’m sure you’re asking What’s wrong with being proud of your work?…well, I’m glad you asked…and my answer is Nothing!…however, when the deep pleasure from praise for accomplishment becomes more of a goal than the accomplishment itself, I’d say that’s falling down the

hole¬†into a land of unhealthy self love…it’s taken some time, but I’ve come to the conclusion that even though you appear to be doing all the right things as a husband and father and person,

…since leaving construction and writing about Callemonit, I see people in a totally different light…for instance, when they

would bother or frustrate me with some behavior…the egotistical Mark would make assumptions, pass judgment, then come up with a solution like they were paying

for lifestyle advice from a guy who thinks he can fix anything…trust me, no real good came from lecturing…I guarantee all they heard was the

teacher…but now…like Mary…I’m learning to be humble…so when there’s something that bothers or concerns me, I don’t get on my

and lecture…instead, I start a conversation with

or

…because, if I don’t approach the situation in a calm Callemonit manner…then minutes, hours, days are lost ignoring feelings…burying frustration in the bottom of a

and then eventually getting to a

point when I explode like a

and nobody saw it coming or understands why…in conclusion, I regret all the time lost being self absorbed…giving foolish advice that fell on deaf ears…or ignoring things, then spouting off at the mouth…my pride convinced me I had everyone and everything figured out and my words were like precious

so not true…I’m learning to be humble now and open minded…willing to truly listen, learn, and understand why people do what they do…and I realize, nothing is

and

…even if you have a willingness to

…there’s going to be times when you’ll have to get down in the

and fight for your marriage and connection with your children…but take it from me…the alternative…going through life with

on…suppressing feelings…running on auto pilot…well, that’s no life…no life for me…that’s just existing…this post is done…I hope you enjoyed it and got closer to understanding Callemonit…and in regards to Mary, she’s all clean and has an even deeper respect from me

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