Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One Favorite

Last week I received this in the mail:


It's possible that you can't know how gorgeous this rosary is by looking at these pictures.  Honestly, I don't think I've done it justice, especially with the glitter and pencil marks on the table top and all that fanciness.  My friend Ruth so kindly surprised me with this, blue for boy with a St. Nicholas medal in remembrance of our sweet Nicky.  It is heavy in my hands.  The texture of the crucifix and the large Glory Be beads feel so good between my fingers.  I've fallen asleep with it every night since it arrived.  Clinging to my prayers is the only way I can quiet my mind enough for sleep to come.

She didn't ask or expect me to share her store- she didn't even tell me she had a store or include a business card.  But leave it to dweej to internet stalk you if you send her an incredible work of art, m'kay?  M'kay.

So if you're reading this, Ruth- thank you.  And if you're not Ruth and you're reading this- I am so thankful for this memento.  It has brought me so much peace and joy.

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  1. Just beautiful. Being the newbie Catholic I am I didn't really know how to pray the rosary and when I miscarried I felt a strong desire to learn it and pray it. I prayed it many nights sitting next to my oldest child and it brought me a lot of peace. =)

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    1. That is beautiful, Molly! Thanks for sharing that here.:)

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  2. Beautiful rosary! Thank you so much for sharing this story!

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  3. That is the most beautiful Rosary, even if the pictures don't quite do it justice. Glad it's bringing you some peace and joy.

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  4. "I've fallen asleep with it every night since it arrived" made me teary eyed and it's a beautiful thing to share with us. Hugs Dwija.

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  5. Ruth sent me a beautiful pink rosary when I miscarried a little one (that we named Mary Rose) four years ago. It is my favorite. My prayers for your continue.

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  6. I absolutely love it! So beautiful! :)

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  7. What a beautiful rosary - the color is lovely. What a sweet thing for Ruth to do. We prayed for your family at noon Mass today at St. Paul the Apostle parish - I was out in the valley and decided to go Mass. In the front of the day chapel is the icon of Our Lady of the Rosary that Charles painted. It depicts all the mysteries, including the Luminous Mysteries. Here is a link to their website with pictures of the icons Charles painted for their parish, including the Rosary Icon: http://stpaulsjuneau.org

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  8. Hi there~ I saw your blog post shared on FB from another friend! Just beautiful and thanks for sharing your friend's store:) Just saw that you went to UD! SO exciting...My son is going there now:) I think you described me in a nutshell with your header.."I like my sacraments Catholic and beer cold" too! Nice to meet you and I'm a new fan:) God bless you and your new adventures!

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  9. Oh, her work is stunning, isn't it? And isn't turquoise one of your favorites? Is it stalkerish that I know that? Possibly. I'm so glad it's brought you comfort. Still praying.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this, what a beautiful act of kindness.

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  11. What a gorgeous rosary! I am glad to hear you are able to sleep and find a little joy here and there. I continue to pray for you!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful, sweet and thoughtful gift. Praying peace grows in your heart every day (and night)...

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  13. That is the most beautiful rosary I think I've ever seen. My deepest condolences on the loss of your sweet little Nicky.

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  14. Dear Dwija, I'm so glad the rosary has brought you peace and joy. You are so dear to my heart and I pray that you can feel your sweet St. Nicky's presence as you hold on to your rosary, especially at night.

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  15. These are beautiful. Perhaps I shouldn't share this (I never know what is right) but all I could see as I read this was a strong picture of you in my mind, late at night, heavy with grief, beads passing through your fingers as heartbroken prayers passed from you... and this other image of Our Lady holding Nicholas in her arms and staying very close beside you, listening to you and telling him, "See your Mommy? She loves you SO very much".

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    1. Oh, Marijanna, that is so beautiful.

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  16. It's beautiful and it is so important to have something tangible to hold on to when you've lost a baby. Love and prayers.

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  17. I'm waiting to hear if my dad has lung cancer or some other lung disease. I'm offering that up for you. Our blessed Mother knows our pain so well when we lose a child. It is so awesome to unite with her in prayer. She is the most powerful intercessor, and I like to consider her my friend too. Much love and prayers from the south.

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  18. Awesome! Such the perfect gift and momento! Blessings to you sweet lady. Four times I have put a baby to rest and the pain is immeasurable. I have been thinking and praying for you daily.

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  19. That is beautiful. I cling to the rosaries that I got in the days following Gregory's death. And tried to attend every Mass people had said for him. Still praying for you and your family...much love to you all.

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  20. Ruth is an awesome lady with a special gift. You Dwija are so deserving of this lovely gift. Prayers continue for you and the family; also praying for many of your commentators from this post. So many that have, or are facing, the grief that comes to us while on earth.

    God bless you ladies!

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