Thursday, October 9, 2008

Life

I was reading an amazing post today written by a woman who lives in my alternate universe--she has three boys. I can't imagine how different life with boys would be :)

Here is her post

She rather elegantly put into words some of how I feel about the little ones I have lost through miscarriage. In some ways it is easier for me to have her say what is on my heart because it is so difficult to say it myself.

We named our last miscarried little girl Mary Guadalupe. She was due on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. From the beginning she was an answer to our prayers. My sweet dear girls had prayed especially to Our Lady of Guadalupe asking for a new sibling. It was no coincidence this was her due date, she was meant to be forever tied to that title of Our Blessed Mother. I have experienced no greater sorrow than I did at her loss and the loss of the others I have miscarried and yet I rejoice at her entrance into heaven. I relish her intercessions. I know she is watching over our family. I know she is praying for our adoption and somehow watching over a little one who is a world away from us right now.

More than that I know she is praying for our country and for an end to abortion. I feel she is right there with the Protectress of the Unborn, praying for this holocaust to stop. I feel privileged to unite my pain to that. I have, and am, offering up my moments of sadness and grief for all those who have no one to mourn their loss here on earth.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, we turn to you who are the protectress of unborn children and ask that you intercede for us, so that we may more firmly resolve to join you in protecting all human life. Let our prayers be united to your perpetual motherly intercession on behalf of those whose lives are threatened, be they in the womb of their mother, on the bed of infirmity, or in the latter years of their life. May our prayers also be coupled with peaceful action, which witnesses to the goodness and dignity of all human life, so that our firmness of purpose may give courage to those who are fearful and bring light to those who are blinded by sin. Encourage those who will be involved in the March for Life; help them to walk closely with God and to give voice to the cry of the oppressed, in order to remind our nation of its commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people. O Virgin Mother of God, present our petitions to your Son and ask Him to bless us with abundant life. Amen.

1 comment:

Bia said...

Nikki, Your heartfelt words moved me. As parents I think we are all raising souls for heaven, and it's so hard when these little souls get called early.

I recently wrote an article about Advent, and in it I spoke of the The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe; I love how you named your little daugher Mary Guadalupe, and on Dec. 12th I will remember to say a prayer for her.

Many blessings to you and your family (your three daughers are just adorable).