Our annual Traditional Family Weekend is around the corner. Below is the invitation and you are welcome to take part!
Here is the promotional video (Friday Night Potluck and Social will take the place of the dance.)
Also, coming up this fall, in this locale, is the fantastic Flint Hills Shakespeare Festival! It is a great event and all are welcome!
This is the 2018 Promotional Video to give you an idea….
And here is an older post that I wrote about the Festival with pictures, etc.
An Update on Rosie…
Through the help of a couple of very good Catholic doctors, it turns out Rosie most likely has POTS. This stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. It is a condition that affects circulation (blood flow). It involves the autonomic nervous system (which automatically controls and regulates vital bodily functions) and sympathetic nervous system (which activates the fight or flight response).
From Cleveland Clinic…
Each case of POTS is different. POTS patients may see symptoms come and go over a period of years.
There are various forms of POTS. The most common are:
- Neuropathic POTS: Peripheral denervation (loss of nerve supply) leads to poor blood vessel muscles, especially in the legs and core body.
- Hyperadrenergic POTS: Overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system
- Low blood volume POTS: Reduced blood volume can lead to POTS. Low blood volume can cause similar symptoms that may overlap in neuropathic and hyperadrenergic POTS
Her recovery from this bout has been painfully slow but we are getting progress. Rosie has not had a “seizure/episode” for a while now. The “up times” are getting longer and she can do some real work outside (which she loves)! By late afternoon and evening Rosie checks out and goes to her room where she reads, prays, crochets and listens to audio books. She would love to take part in what goes on in the family at these times, but not yet….
Anyway, I wanted to give you an update and thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for us as we continue on this journey! Thank you!
And Now…..A Giveaway!
The winner will receive this lovely handcrafted Rosary Bracelet set. Take your Rosary wherever you go!
Also included is this lovely doily made by Rosie.
Just leave a comment here, and your name will be added! It is always great to hear from you. 🙂
I will announce the winner next Wednesday, June 5th!
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Praying for Rosie. My husband has symptoms that led us to learn more about POTS, and he has been most helped by dietary changes and nutritional supplementation. We started with a Whole30 diet and lots of supplements and adjusted from there. Meanwhile her time is fruitful – tell her her rosary and crochet are lovely.
Thank you for your breath of fresh air ministry.
Julia Mary said:
I’m always glad to hear about Rosie’s progress! Even if it is slow! Deo Gratias that you’re finding some answers!
It really helps to have some sort of diagnosis. I pray that Rosie is able to have longer periods of health and thank God for the very good Catholic doctors. The bracelet and doily are beautiful!
Corintha Nguyen said:
Thank you for sharing all your inspirations with all of us. You are an inspiration to me to be more fruitful in my spiritual life by doing more charity for others. I hope one day I can be a most wonderful Catholic mother like you Leanne. May god bless you and your family.
Gosia Carlson said:
I hope Rosie keeps improving. She’s in our prayers. And I just want to add how talented she is: this doily is absolutely gorgeous!
Mary Casey said:
The necklace, earrings, and doily are beautiful!! Glad Rosie is feeling better!!
Carrie Redmann said:
I hope a diagnosis translates to a better ability to manage her condition and feel better. If Rosie is interested in crocheting something besides doilies (for variety!), there are some reprint crochet church lace patterns from Weldon’s on Amazon. I will be praying for Rosie at daily Mass; we are in our fourth week of a new daily Mass here in New Orleans. Deo Gratias!
Anna Wolske said:
The traditional family weekend sounds fun! I have been praying for Rosie!
Tracie Floyd said:
Continued prayers for Rosie and your whole family. May God Bless & Mary Keep you!
So glad to hear about Rosie’s diagnosis because not knowing in my opinion than having a name and knowing what it is. I second what Cindy says except its because of my daughter, she has a brain condition that has POTS and other things that can go with it. We have ruled out POTS for now but I do know from a Facebook group that POTS symptoms can be improved significantly with diet changes (mainly gluten free and dairy free but some do the whole30/autoimmune paleo diet) and supplements. Prayers for you all.
So glad to hear of Rosie’s progress! Continuing to pray!
Thanks for the update about Rosie. Will continue to pray.
Her doily is beautiful!!
Thanks for the chance to win!!
Katie Walsh said:
Praise God Rosie is feeling a bit better! The doily she made is lovely, as is the rosary bracelet set. Maybe St. Mary’s in September for the Festival should be our vacation destination this year :).
Patty G said:
So glad that Rosie has a diagnosis and now will be on the road to healing and have longer stretches of feeling good.
Praying for Rosie.
Glad Rosie is doing much better, hope and pray it lasts! Those weekends look awesome, hope they go well!
How fun it would be to go to the traditional family weekend! But, alas, I’m due with a baby the week before 🙂 Prayers would be appreciated as I’m dealing with some unexpected complications. The giveaway items are lovely!
Thankful that you finally have a diagnosis for Rosie. Prayers for her continued recovery.
Kristine M Leinen said:
So glad to here Rosie is doing better and have a diagnosis. Prayers that she continues to improve. I would like to suggest looking into homeopathy for some help. It is truly amazing. Check out Joette Calabese on Facebook or google, she has so much information. I have seen it work in my own family. God bless you all, and thank you for the posts. JMJ
Jenny B. said:
Thank you for the update on Rosie, Leanne! I will keep her in my prayers! The bracelet and doily are beautiful! I love visiting your blog! The content you post is most inspiring and inspirational as I travel on this journey of raising 10 children! I wish we lived closer; we would love to attend the Traditional Family Weekend!
Pat Elsenpeter said:
I love following your site and appreciate all your family does. Your items are beautiful and sturdy. God bless your family always.
I am so glad to hear that there is a possible diagnosis and some progress for Rosie. She has been in my prayers. I’m excited to see the information on the traditional family weekend. We are hoping we can make it up there for it this year! 🙂 Thank you so much for your blog, it has been tremendously helpful to me!
Mindy Schriver said:
So glad Rosie has a diagnosis! And that she’s feeling better. Love the giveaway!
Carol R said:
So glad to hear Rosie is doing a bit better! I do so enjoy reading Finer Femininity!
Lovely Rosary bracelet & doily. Continued prayers for Rosie.
Barbara Martinez said:
God has great plans for Rosie. Blessings to all of your family.
Happy for Rosie’s diagnosis. prayers for a complete healing. Thank You for this giveaway. Rosie’s crochet is beautiful.
It’s great to hear that Rosie is doing better! Continued prayers for Rosie and the whole family. Very beautiful giveaway!
Michelle Nelson said:
So glad you are seeing progress, Rosie! Our 21 year old daughter has VVS, which was found while testing for POTS. A strong family support system who will be patient with recovery time is so important. Just one of the many reasons I love y’all. Continued prayers for Rosie and the family.
Thank You for this giveaway. Glad to hear of Rosie’s diagnosis.
I’m so glad that Rosie is doing better!
Thank You for giving the update on Rosie. Very happy that finally Rosie can get the help to alleviate her symptoms. Rosie is always in my prayers and will continue to be. The Rosary and the crochet is a beautiful giveaway.
Prayers for Rosie! I’ve recently received a medical diagnosis for another condition that is now being treated, and what a difference it can make to have an answer.
Thank goodness Rosie has a diagnosis and she is slowly getting better. We continue to pray for her. I had wanted to ask for an update… and here one is. Deo Gratias!
Hope you all have a blessed family weekend. Good to see Rosie up and smiling! I think meeting her was one of our family’s highlights of the family weekend we were blessed to go to.
Virginia Sutton said:
Rosie is a wonderful example of a resigned and long-suffering spirit. Prayers for her and your family. Lovely rosary bracelet and doily!
Doris Bond said:
So glad that you found out what Rosie’s illness is, and how to deal with it. I had been wondering what she had been suffering with, along with you. May Our Dear Lord grant her a quick and complete recovery, His Holy Will be done.
Thank you for the update on Rosie…glad she is doing better! We continue to pray for her.
Margaret Crowder said:
So happy to hear of Rosie’s continued improvement. By God’s grace, she will be able to go through her day as she needs to very soon. Thank you for the giveaway; the gifts are very lovely.
Allison Duhon said:
Prayers for Rosie!
Always beautiful handmade items!
Thank you for this wonderful blog. It has been for several years a source of tremendous spiritual inspiration. God bless you!
Marianne Fuerst said:
Thank you for the inspiration! ❤️
Beautiful. Praying for Rosie.
Mona Aucoin said:
Love this set!! So beautiful!!
So glad to hear that Rosie is getting better. I will continue to pray for her full recovery 🙏🏻❤️
I went to the Cleveland clinic link that you posted. This POTS sounds like it could be what I have. Maybe I should run it by my doctor. Although, she put me on magnesium supplements, two, almost three years ago and it cut my migraines down about 95%. I wonder what other conditions look like POTS. I showed it to my husband and he said, “Yes, this sounds like you, but is it actually a real condition?”