"And how does this happen to me?..."
Elizabeth's words spoken in today's Gospel take on new meaning this year. In muddling through the process of becoming a family of 8, there are struggles, but there is also great joy. In those joyful moments, Elizabeth's spoken words become clear, "How does this happen to me?" Full of humility, she is incredulous to bear witness to the overwhelming joy of Mary. There are definitely moments, where we have been humbled over these last 10 days; when three under three cry simultaneously, when a rotation of sick bodies stumble through our bathroom all night long, when our language gets in the way, or dare I mention, the laundry...In these moments, there is no where else to turn but to God in total humility, and His response is opening our eyes to see and experience the joy that is underneath these surface struggles. Then we can truly marvel at our growing family and wonder, "How did this happen to us?" Blessed are we!