Jennifer at “Conversion Diary” is running a lovely three-part series on a couple, Kimberly and Jimmy, who is adopting two HIV-positive children from Ethiopia. If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to check it out!
I had to chuckle at the introduction penned by Sarah at “Another Day of Catholic Pondering.” How often have we heard a similar thought expressed to us — “Oh, I could never do that . . . “?
Well, of course you couldn’t. Not yet, anyway. God hasn’t asked YOU yet. If he does, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
Anyway, be sure to check out this lovely series. Thanks, Jennifer, for writing it!
Today I’d like to direct you over to “Catholic Matriarch,” who recently posted this amazing story about a woman who chose to bring to term her child, who because of a rare genetic disorder survived only 10 minutes.
“I was so happy I did what I did,” little Angela’s mom says of her decision to bring her infant daughter to term. “You get to see your child’s birth and death all collapsed in one time frame. What most people want for their kids is for them to go to heaven. You get to complete that journey with them. As a parent, that is unbelievable. Life is about relationship to God. You know that when you literally pass them from your hands to His.”
Normally for this feature I look for the story of an inspiring mother, who loved despite all the odds.
This week I think I found a keeper. Thanks, Sylvia. Disdain or Mercy?
I’d also like to thank Mighty Mom for passing on this story of a truly Extraordinary Dad, Ed Freeman, a military hero who recently passed away at the age of 80. At least thirty men survived the Vietnam War because of his courage under fire. On behalf of both these men — Sylvia’s cousin and Mr. Freeman — I’d like to offer the following.
Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord,
And may your perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed,
by the mercy of God rest in peace.
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