I have so often, in tears of joy and consolation, echoed to Jesus the words of Elizabeth, "how could it be that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?"
And I've prayed many times for the grace to be like Mary when Elizabeth tells her, "Blessed is she, who believed that what was spoken to her by the Lord would be fulfilled."
(I'm not there yet. (Not even close.))
Today was an even better Visitation that usual because my sweet friends Aaron and Lauren had their son baptized.
|Welcome to the Family of God, the Church, Conrad Joseph!! You are SO LOVED!|
Our crew at church has two little girls due this summer and two baby boys due this fall, so this is the first of many for this year, praise be to God!!!
Both of our baby boys due in the Fall will be welcomed by their beautiful big sisters and parents who I sat behind in Mass today. The girls were so cute during Mass, telling each other when to be quiet and reading through the hymnals. It was hysterical.
Week after week, I know all of my sweet friends are distracted during Mass by their squirmy little ones, but I can't help but be SO thankful that God has blessed our community with the gifts of their children, and the sacrifices they make to raise them in the Faith.
Jesus, help us to be the men and women who believe that the words you've spoken to us would be fulfilled!
Maria, Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us!
Saint Elizabeth, pray for us!