Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Special Anniversary

Today, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, is a special day for me as it was one year ago that I almost lost my little Sweet Pea. I was 5 weeks pregnant, had just had my first OB visit the day before but that morning I was rode in an ambulance to the hospital for emergency surgery and was told I had lost my baby. I woke up from surgery clinging to my rosary with prayers for a miracle to Our Lady of Fatima and Saint Gianna echoing in my head and with both hope and sorrow in my heart. My sweet husband told me there was a miracle, that they think maybe the baby did survive, even though it had seemed an impossibility. I wouldn't know for sure until six days later when I saw my little angel for the first time.
I have been so blessed my whole life and have never experienced such tragedy. I still haven't, but I got a taste of how awful such sorrow can be. I am amazed every day that I have been given so much.
Today I will teach my children about the the Blessed Mother's appearances at Fatima, say a special prayer, read them a book and watch a movie, and we will make a yummy treat to make the day fun. But the most important thing I will do is hug my little baby and say a prayer of thanks to have her next to me smiling and belly laughing today...
and part of our family.

4 comments:

MBH said...

LOVE the family picture....where was that taken?

Annita, Mom2Seven said...

Beautiful post! Lovely family!
+JMJ+

Evelyn said...

Nice blog! Interesting coincidence that I am 5 weeks today, but we aren't telling anyone (hardly) because of the high risk of loss at my age. Thanks for a picture of how my littlest one may look on this day next year.

Robina said...

MBH,
We took it in the backyard of the cabin we stayed at which was at the top of a mountain in Valle Crucis. So pretty there.

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