Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Finished Palette

I finally finished!

My senior year I wrote a children's book about the youth of Karol Wojtyla, who came to be Pope John Paul the II. He was my childhood Papa and I loved him. His warmth seemed so effortless I wondered if he was naturally affable or became so as he went along his life. It wasn't until after his death that my admiration for him became personal and passionate, as I researched his life and heard the witness of those that knew him well. He was a man who's heart beat for the Lord and this project is a tribute to him because his life is a testimony of how Jesus works through the most desperate times in our lives if we would only take up our cross and follow him.

'Lolek' was JPII's nickname as a child and this entire story, although for children is meant to evoke the beauty, the pain and new life found in Christ's most merciful passion through the experiences of a boy living during WWII and the communist reign that followed or at least I hope it does! I'm trying to keep it very poetic and natural . You'll let me know if I did a good job once I'm able to get it published... somewhere. I'm working on it.

Presents for the Fam

Admittedly I'm both on cloud 9 and exhausted after a couple of weeks of trying to get his done, shopping, wrapping and still managing to the make the Advent Retreat- amazing!- and preparing to see my extended family in Mexico. I haven't seen them in 2 years and I'm about to pop.

Safe travels!



‎"True holiness does not mean a flight from the world; rather, it lies in the effort to incarnate the Gospel in everyday life..."-jpii


  1. your book sounds amazing! i can't wait to buy it!

  2. FABI!! Congrats on the cover! I love it!!

  3. Hey, Fabi - this book sounds wonderful. I would love to read it when it comes out. Please keep us posted on your progress.

    God bless you,

    David Casson

  4. is it possible to buy it? :D

  5. It's not our yet. I'm shopping it around. But you will all know when it is!