I got all selfishy and demanded that people pray for a the scheduling office to call rightthisverysecond and guess what? It worked. They DID call rightthatverysecond, which has never happened in the past. I was so grateful. So, so grateful. And then I got to thinking about all the struggles that people have endured this Lent. All the real, awful, heartbreaking struggles that make your heart race just to think about, and I felt really very petty.
As things stand right now, I am carrying, quite successfully, at least one very healthy, active baby boy. If that's not something to be joyful about in the midst of all this suffering, I don't know what is.
|(I'll be 32 weeks tomorrow, but let's not split hairs)|
-For the family of Cecilia Harrison who laid their precious little girl to rest on April 11th after her passing from cancer on the 9th.
-For the Lovett family who are grappling with Lizz's recent cancer diagnosis. There's a novena starting on Good Friday for her intention which you can read about at the link back there and here is a sweet slideshow for you to enjoy as well.
-For Jennifer Trapuzzano and her unborn daughter Cecilia as they mourn the tragic death of husband and father Nathan Trapuzzano.
-For the Lewis family as they continue to mourn the loss of their two daughters Emma and Olivia.
-And finally for Beth and Dan, and their children Peter and Sarah, who said goodbye last to their youngest child Rebecca after her too-short time here on Earth. For their peace, comfort, and healing as they face the difficult road ahead.
Is there a better time than Holy Week to suffer with one another and in so doing unite ourselves with Christ's suffering on the Cross?
Thank you friends. Know that I keep you all in my prayers as well.