Saint John Paul The Great is my mentor and hero for Family and for LIFE! He was pope for the first 27 years of our marriage, and although I felt alone against the world a lot... he gave me courage and Hope and the Truth to listen to with my heart and persevere no matter what the Lord's mysterious plan was over my own. I needed a lot of prayers obviously in that I have an army praying for me and keeping my eyes on heaven with the 7 kids and 3 grandkids I have there!
How we heard an audible sigh of surprise when we finally came in "with that blue bundle." "You had those 4 girls all with ribbons in their hair, and than you had that boy!" How I longed to have at least one more to show the world without using words that I had not stopped because we had our boy! No, I carried 2 boys til 5 months, that are buried at the cemetery, and then a 3 1/2 month loss... we trusted and asked for another, but we needed more to pray for us from heaven. We are also called to share with words to those that think we quit due to our selfish wants and desires!
How am I so confident that all my little ones are at the feet of Jesus in heaven interceding for me and their family? Because of the promise as St Paul points out to the Hebrews today in the first reading - Hebrews 9
Just as it is appointed that human beings die once, and after this the judgment, so also Christ, offered once to take away the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to take away sin but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him.
I know that my little ones were LIFE growing in my womb from the second of their conception, and that they were surrounded by love and prayers without ceasing from the moment I was aware they were there. With NFP and charting you can see the day that you are over due, and the hope and love fills your heart! The tears and pain we suffer at their early passing is also part of the wings that carries them to heaven forever. We have the promise of our salvation through His unconditional love and forgiveness if only we accept our Jesus and His Bride, The Church to assist us!
My final evening here was spent in style... At the Little Sisters of the Lamb for their Holy Hour. Beforehand, had a spot of tea and enjoyed quite the reunion, with l.s. Hallel, Father Carola, and Nick Hagen!" Mary Gibson