You guys! You guys have been so wonderful, so giving of your time in offering up your prayers for us all, but especially for our little smaller-than-a-pea baby with a heartbeat…
I’m so devastated to tell you that, in this instance, it seems God’s final word was no. Things started happening today around 1 pm that would easily be explained away as a miscarriage. Bleeding, cramping (somewhat uncomfortable) … you know classic signs.
But there is ALWAYS hope, always hope, so I’m turning to you again asking for your help to bring about a miracle. I know nothing is too big (or too small) for our God and so I’m not giving up hope until he sends in that proverbial Fat Lady.
The few friends that know, just because they happened to text me and I happened to feel like responding, tell me to pray for a quick resolution and health for myself. I love them, they care about me, but this is not their pain … this pain is palpable, it’s tearing at my heart.
And, more importantly, that’s not how I pray. It’s not how Dan and our kids pray. When we pray we pray BIG and unceasingly! Which is why I am turning to you, my prayer warriors … you flooded heaven before and were heard. Maybe this is futile, but I don’t KNOW that.
All I do know is that on Tuesday there was a baby with a heartbeat. Today, I know nothing for certain. And, that means that anything can happen.
You know, at first I started writing this as a finale to our week-long journey, but now, I don’t know why, I’ve changed my tune. I need to ask this one last favor of you, please, if you wouldn’t mind saying a few more prayers on behalf of this sweet little baby, we would all be eternally grateful.
This is the prayer I’ve been praying daily …
“Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints. Oh Holy St Anthony, gentlest of saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles awaited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore of you to obtain for me the safety, protection and health of our sweet, tiny, unborn baby. The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. Even so, you are the saint of miracle. o gentle and loving St Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of God and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.”
As well as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and the Memorare. A daily rosary is also being prayed for our baby and for all of you, because we love you for your love and prayers.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us. St Anthony, Pray for Us, St Gerard Majella, Pray for Us! St Catherine of Siena, Pray for Us, St Gianna Beretta Molla, Pray for Us, St Monica, Pray for Us!