Monday, November 21, 2011

A Prayer for Motherhood & a winner

I beleive that sometimes God brings certain people into your life for a specific reason. It might take awhile before you figure out that reason or it might not take any time at all. As soon as I started at my new job, I knew that God wanted me here for a reason-to meet my new friend Kelly. As some of you may know, my husband and I have been trying to have a baby for sometime. We try not to get too stressed out about it but it gets to a point where you begin to wonder if it will ever happen for you. I have so many friends that just blink an eye and get pregnant and it is so not fair! My new friend Kelly is currently going through fertility treatments and has had no success yet. We are kindred spirits in this quest for Motherhood together! I don't have the money to go through fertility treatments, so I am relying on prayer to help me out. Kelly just found out a week ago that the latest fertility treatment didn't take. She was heartbroken and I cried right along with her. After she left, I knew I had to do something to help ease her pain. Saint Gerard Majella is the Patron Saint of Motherhood. I found these beautiful silver medals on Ebay and bought one for each of us.
The front of the medal is engraved with Saint Gerard. The back has Madonna and the Jesus Child on the back. As a Catholic, I know how powerful these medals can be. I decorated a box to put the necklace in and wrote a sweet note to Kelly, letting her know that my prayers for my own baby were accompanied by prayers for her too. I included a copy of the Prayer for Motherhood:
Prayer for Motherhood
O good St Gerard, powerful intercessor before
God and wonder worker of our day, confidently I call upon you and seek your
aid. On Earth you always fulfilled God's designs, help me now to do the holy
will of God. Implore the Master of Life, from whom all paternity proceeds, to
render me fruitful in offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this
life, and in the world to come, heirs to the Kingdom of His Glory.
She was in tears when she found the necklace and card on her desk this morning. It meant so much to her and it means so much to me to have someone in my life who understands, who I can go to for advice and comfort. If you think about it, please say a prayer for us!
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Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving Week!


NanaDiana said...

I am saying a prayer for you right now. Infertility has touched our family, too, and I can't share it here because it is not my story...but my heart aches for you because I understand it on a different level- a Mom's level. God bless you- xo Diana

Mari said...

Hi Trisha, My prayers are with you and your dear friend, I will pray the good Lord will answer your prayers for you as well as for your dear friend :)
Also I would like to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This was very sweet of you, Trisha, and I know it meant so much to your friend. I think of you often and say a little prayer...I had my first child without problems, but it took 8 years to have my second...with surgery, treatments, etc., so while I don't know what you are going through, I have an understanding of the process and have a friend who is going through it, too. I will keep you in my prayers, Tricia! XO

Jenny's Heart said...

I know all too well that ache, that pain, that loss that you can't put into words.
Know that God is there every step of the way.
Love you and praying for you both.
Happy Thanksgiving
X's O's