Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Happy Feast Day to you all!!
This is one of my favorite Marian feasts as I cultivated a devotion to this particular apparation of Our Lady in High School.
I was drawn in by her titles of Patroness of the Americas and Patroness of the Unborn. Then I read what she said to Juan Diego and even more so knew her to be my mother. This is intercessory prayer:
"My dear little son, I love you. I desire you to know who I am. I am the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives life and maintains its existence. He created all things. He is in all places. He is Lord of Heaven and Earth. I desire a church in this place where your people may experience my compassion. All those who sincerely ask my help in their work and in their sorrows will know my Mother's Heart in this place. Here I will see their tears; I will console them and they will be at peace....Do not be distressed, my littlest son. Am I not here with you WHO AM your Mother? Are you not under myshadow and protection? "
Wow, those words get to me everytime. This is what I look to when I need the consolation of a mother.
I think that it is an appropriate time and Feast Day, with Our Lady of Guadalupe as the Patroness of the Unborn, to ask for your prayers for our own life within....
We found out last week (the day after our infertility consultation, go figure) that we are expecting a wee one August 10th. So we are 5 1/2 weeks right now; very early on. We would like to thank you for your prayers thus far for this babe. I know that many of you have been praying for our family and God's will to be done within our fertility. You are awesome prayer warriors, and I ask you to continue praying for us. Thank you so much for your love and support.
I am already feeling the morning sickness/all day sickness:) It started fast and strong. My own mother did not have relief till after the 4th month with me, so I'm telling myself it will be that long, so if it's shorter it will be a surprise!
Having been a part of infertility support groups for a time now, I have been deeply touched by other's journeys. Everyday with this child is a gift, and I am humbled and in awe of God's providence.