Friday, September 20, 2013

Mike McCoy comes to Blessed Sacrament.

On Tuesday I attended an assembly at Katie's school.  The jr. high teachers sent out a little invitation to the parents letting us know what the presentation would be about.  I thought it sounded really good.  And it was really good.  I am very thankful that Katie and her classmates got to hear from this remarkable man.

The fact that he was a football player for Notre Dam and the Green Bay Packers makes him more interesting to the kids, I think.  He was a good story teller and shared his personal experiences along with the stories of friends and family.  He told how attending NFL chapel before the games lead him to a more serious personal relationship with Christ.  He also stressed making wise choices and challenged the audience to read thru Proverbs; one chapter a day.  His parents were not exactly positive role models for him so I think that is why he stressed how important good friends were to a successful life.
(Two of Mr. McCoy's Notre Dame friends were in the audience.)

His ministry says 'Reaching Students in Catholic Schools' but I see no reason why any school that is allowed to have 'religious' speakers come to school would not love to hear Mike McCoy.

Mike McCoy Ministries

Speaker Mike McCoy
(not my picture)



Katie is getting her hair cut today.  Really short.  Like Twiggy short.  Carrie Mulligan short.

She woke up early today she is so excited.

I'm nervous.  But I don't know why.  She will be fine.  As Melinda says, it's just hair.
So get ready for a new Katie Gracie!


Encourage one another,


  1. I cannot wait to see the haircut. So brave! She will look amazing, I'm sure.

    Love hearing stories of encouraging speakers. I remember several great ones from my own school experience.

    Happy Friday to you and thank you for your wonderful blog. :)

  2. Janice9:55 AM

    Go Katie, Go Katie!! I can't wait to see it!! (take lots of pictures, ha ha)

  3. Anonymous10:02 AM

    O....M...G...!! I can't wait to see Katie's hair! You go girl!

    I don't blame you for being a little nervous, Donna. You know it can grow back, but still... : )

    I'm happy to hear about Mike McCoy.

    Sarah P. from Iowa

  4. I agree about it being hair. I cut it short. I let it grow. I donate it. I am not as carefree with my girls' hair. I CAN'T WAIT to see Katie. Yay!

  5. the haircut will be harder for mama than daughter! But she will look amazing in short hair. I can tell already. Can't wait for the photos. By the way - I always start my day reading your blog entry. You educate me, entertain me and inspire me on any given day. Sometimes you do all three one one day! Have a good weekend.

  6. I had a friend who cried *buckets* when her daughter (18) cut her hair shoulder length.

    But. I remember wanting to cut my hair. It seemed more grown up to have short hair. I was 18. From waist length to pixie. It was fun!

    PLEASE come back today with a picture. pleaseohpleaseohplease!

    PS - still praying for Katie's family

  7. Oh my HEAVENS! TWIGGY SHORT?!?! She will be amazing. I'm assuming she's donating those gorgeous locks?!?!!

  8. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Twiggy was the "it girl" when I was in high school and I got my hair cut Twiggy short and looked so sophisticated for a while. Maybe it is just me, but I find long hair easier to deal with than short hair, don't know why. I know Katie will be beautiful no matter the length of her hair.

    Sounds like you heard a Christ centered man talk...what a treat!

    love and prayers, jep

  9. I need To see Katie BOOSHAYS haircut ASAP today! TEXT ME OMG. SHE WILL LOOK AMAZINGI!!! SHE IS AN independent wonderful spirit if she can buck the trend of long straight hair that persists on every high school girls head in our town!!!!!
    I will look up the talk; Zach is teaching at our Catholic School now.

  10. Noooo... she has such beautiful long hair!

    I can't wait to see the photos of her new hair cut :)

  11. When I was 17, right after I'd had my senior pictures taken, I went and had all my hair chopped off...without telling my mom first. Only now, as a mom myself, can I understand how devastated my mom was. At least Katie told you first!! :-) That's awesome that she's getting it cut. She's going to look precious.

    Hair's hair. It always grows back, so do with it what you want. That's my motto!

  12. Anonymous1:47 PM

    Like everyone before me, I can't wait to see Katie's new look!!!!!! I suspect her gorgeous eyes will pop at us even more....

    Molly donated 10 inches a few weeks ago and her hair is now only a bit longer than chin length. She looks adorable, but I've found myself searching for her on the volleyball court because I haven't processed that it's my daughter with the stubby little ponytail! :)

    Mary Z

  13. haha. I love her haircut! She is so beautiful!

  14. I shaved my head when I was in college. I wasn't bald, but it was against-the-head short in the back and only an inch or so on top. I loved it. Problem was, when I woke up in the morning and looked in the mirror, I instantly thought I was a guy.

    Those earrings and lipstick cleared everything up, though. But look at me now. It's long and since I grew it out, I've never cut it short again. Almost everyone should try it! Katie has such a beautiful face; I just know she'll rock the look.

    1. Thank you Wendy. She is just thrilled with it!

  15. I did the same myself back in March--she'll love it! It's so much fun; there's so much more to do with such a short cut than you'd ever guess!

  16. I saw your pics on Instagram. Katie's new do is gorgeous!

    I have the reverse story to everyone else....I actually had to fight (and I mean fight!) with my mother to grow my hair as she preferred it short and I wanted it long. We had some pretty big rip roaring arguments over it! I finally got my way in my late teens. It hasn't been short since and that was a LONG (pardon the pun ;-)) time ago!!!

  17. She looks great in her new 'do! What a loving thing to do :-)


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