Saturday, November 5, 2016

Blessed Virgin Mary/Our Mother always with us... finding peace and allowing us to trust!

No mustache today!  She went all night without oxygen, and just a few tests to pass ahead.  We appreciate how much care they are taking with our precious bundle, little Em!  Our constant prayer without ceasing to Our Spiritual Mother fill us with gratitude, and trust, and hope, and peace, and the ability to take each hurdle and pass over it or try again!  A crisis nearby for a little girl brought us to our knees in our hearts and Mary listened as she came through.  Our prayers will continue for her!
Laying in her sister's arms brings on peaceful sleep, and she is being held by her sister a lot!  When we get home this will not change, and her brothers will join the love fest!

I am getting in touch with what a warrior my daughter is and how determined she is to meet every challenge that comes along with a peaceful level head and a can do attitude!  I tend to think of her as a St Joan of Arc all decked out in her battle gear and charging forward!  "I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me." St Paul writes to us and the Philippians today from prison!  Sometimes we feet trapped here, but then we realize that all is for her welfare and we relax, pray and trust!
Two peaceful content girls to have each other to share life with as sisters in a family filled with Faith in Jesus and His Bride, The Church!

Today in the Gospel Jesus reminds us that we need to focus on what really matters in this world - Father/Son/Holy Spirit/Faith and looking to our final goal which is to be forever in heaven with Jesus, Mary, All the Angels and Saints!  We cannot serve both God and mammon.  Yes, we appreciate and use all the material we are blessed with, and we are forever thankful and share generously with all that are in need.  It is not our entire focus or ambition to gain a lot of material things or gain a lot of power or prestige... we long only for Jesus through Mary!
She is so much like my girls!  These peaceful days- yes, it is amazingly peaceful to be in a NICU surrounded by babies... probably 25 or more!  You only hear some crying from time to time for diaper change or feeding, but it is such a peaceful and quiet atmosphere with many rocking or pacifiers or mobiles all doing their magic.  These peaceful days of the three of us gathered around our sweet new girl have been very special for us!  We have been filled with so much love for little Em, and she is a perfect little gift from above.  Her face, now without the tape and the tubes is missed now when we leave her for a few hours from time to time throughout our 12-14 hour days here in St Louis Children's hospital!  We feel loved and given all we need to face this challenge on our little Em's journey!
We are hopeful for leaving today... one step at a time and we find peace in trusting in the care of the doctors for our little girl, and that it is all in the Lord's plan through His Blessed Mother of God!

Jesus and Mary we trust in you.  We are lifted up by our prayers without ceasing!  Blessed the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commands... His heart is steadfast; he shall not fear..."  Psalm 112 from mass today.  Fear means two ways here... fear of God is respect and deep unchanging awe of Him, and our fear is lack of peace and trust... We need the first and wish to with that ban the other!  We have that promise, and we thank you, O Lord!  Lord, I long to be forever with you here, with a small slice of heaven in our domestic Church/family and then on to heaven forever with you, Our Mother and all the Saints! 
Stunning story: Miraculous recovery attributed to Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Here is an amazing miraculous healing with the intercession of Blessed Pier Giorgio... read it and be amazed!  His road to Sainthood is looking good!  How I love to have the Saints with me... I love, love, love them!  Jesus, we trust in You.  Amen and Hallelujah
My daughter's daughter is a very special girl to me!  Bless-bless, Barbara Luke
Having some sisterly fun this morning!  She has lots of hair, but it didn't grow this fast! 

Pat is with his mom this morning, and Paul is out deer hunting with the 3 oldest.  It looks cold there, but here it is around 70 in St Louis! 

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