August 13, 2007


Today I received a letter from a good friend of mine who is a postulant with the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. Enclosed was a copy of this picture:
and a little note that says, "Bonnie, live the Annunciation."
Good encouragement for a woman who fears another miscarriage and is still struggling through the first. I wonder what I would have done were I not Catholic. Of course God is a huge comfort for me, but so are the great women of the Church - Mother Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, even Joan of Arc and Gianna. Finding joy in suffering is hard. Trusting in God's goodness in the midst of terrible things is hard. But they did it. And I am no different than any of them. I can do it, too.

1 comment:

  1. Hello my friend! Ben and I learned about your unfortunate miscarriage while reading through your blogs. We are so sorry to hear you had to go through this. I won't try to say anything encouraging since I'm sure you've heard it all plus I don't know what you're going through or feeling. But I WILL say that we love you so much and will be praying for you both. Take care.