So many prayers are said for our little ones as soon as we know they are living in the womb, so to have all born and in our arms is huge for us! It is as though our prayers have carried them into our loving arms, and it was a great gift to have Hallel meet them and care for them and leave with them firmly in her prayers for her family from across the ocean in Rome.
I found this reflection by Bishop Barron today to be very special in regards to the Gospel in which Jesus gives us the first and second Commandments to live our life by... Loving God and neighbor with all that we have!
"Why are the two loves so tightly connected? Because of who Jesus is. Jesus is not just a human being, and he is not just God. He is the God-man, the one in whom divinity and humanity come together. Therefore, it’s impossible to love him as God without loving the humanity that he’s created and embraced." Bishop Robert Barron
This brings flooding through me just how much he did for me! How God came down to earth out of love for me, and how He showed us how to love and follow after Him. How he called my daughter to love and follow after Him! And she filled with LOVE said "yes."
A reminder to delight in my smallness and the small work before me.
A reminder to protect and defend the smallest....
A reminder that God cares deeply about the small, the hidden.
A reminder that I am small, and being small is so very good." Nancy