When All You Need Is a Hug…

... even if it's one in your dreams... That was me, even though I would have been too rushed to think I needed one. And not just any hug; I mean a hug where everything suddenly feels right, secure, strong, healed... you know those kinds? They aren't the kind that happen often. Believe me, I [...]

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When Nothing Makes Sense…

Praise God for days that don’t make sense for ceaseless cries and pleading eyes everlasting piles of mess missed appointments bills unpaid wet-soaked sky and tiredness wounds unhealed heart with ache while overtaking days still pass. Yet things just seem to fall in place despite my prayer or side-eyed glance at icons sternly, softly quietly [...]

Newborn in the Lap of God

A few months ago, one of the sweet and beautiful nuns (who used to be a NICU nurse) at Christ the Bridegroom, held my baby Simeon. The nuns love all children... but as Sr. Iliana held Simeon, she said, “This is how we are to be! Like a newborn in the lap of Christ!” I knew [...]

The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part IV

The early morning was surreal. The night before, I couldn’t sleep, mainly because I was afraid I would miss the alarm, and I didn’t want to miss my scheduled induction at 37 weeks pregnant. I was feeling somewhat joyful, but out of myself... like this was “another me” going through the motions of another birth. [...]

The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part II

  I threw out the positive pregnancy test. That’s right... the once-15 year-old pro-life teen who rebelliously started a pro-life group at her high school, the young mother who met with top pro-life leaders and gave public speeches on the seriousness of the life of preborn children, the mother with 10 living children who truly [...]