Today is the Feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of fathers and of others.  I had the good fortune to be able to spend a little time with Erica, whose labor tomorrow will be induced, and the happy result will be the birth of her son, my grandson, my first grandchild.  When my own son, Andrew, and Erica, hold their little baby, I know they will be glowing with an eternal light.  Everyone around them, family, friends, acquaintances, have such warmth to add to this happy event.  My own heart has its heaviness, as I long to see my Beth holding a baby again, our grandson.  But I must settle for the joy her eternal form has in delivering God's blessings on the three of them. 

Thank You, O Lord, for the unnumbered gifts You give us, among them the joy of seeing such a little thing as a grandson.  Pardon us our giving in to our weaknesses; grant us strength and wisdom to discern Your will in our lives.  I ask Your blessing on Andrew, Erica, and their baby.  Amen.


Irma Schroeder

Sat, 20 Mar 2010 09:39:48

Oh my gosh John!! Getting ready to go to a baby shower & got on FB which led me to your updated pg., and now I discover in your blog that the baby will be born today!! How ironic to be celebrating the upcoming birth of a friend's along with the discovery of another friend's being born this day!! Two joyful things to be thankful for! I will keep you & yours in my prayers!! Anxious to see pics! Bethy is definitely with you! Watch for her aura in the pics that are taken. Adam Paul was with his sissy! It is evidenced in a pic! Really!! We that have faith know these things are true. God Bless!


Virginia Merchán

Sat, 20 Mar 2010 12:14:55



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