Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunday Prayer-Palooza

As some of you know, the little boy we are in the process of adopting was connected to us in a most unusual way -- through a blogger, whom I did not know personally at the time, but with whom I discovered I have a great deal in common, and with whom my husband and I even share a good many real-life friends.  Ever since Mrs. C told us about little Jude, we have been keeping her and her husband's intentions in our prayers.  They are now involved in a domestic adoption process, and are expecting their baby, a girl, in mid-June.   

Mrs. C blogged recently about the birthmother's doubts and fears.  Many people are praying about the situation, for all concerned.  But -- especially since Mrs. C has given us such a wonderful gift -- I wanted to do something special for her.

May 22 is an important day to me personally.  For one thing, it is the feast of Saint Rita of Cascia, the patroness of the impossible, who I believe has helped me with many things.  It is also the day that we have set aside to celebrate our first son's name-day -- no, his name is not Rita, but he is named after an obscure ethnic saint whose cult is not celebrated in America, and about whom, in fact, little is known.  And finally, it is the day that our adoption paperwork for baby Jude is due (we have submitted it).

I have pledged to offer all of my actions, hopes, doubts, prayers, and sufferings throughout the day on this Sunday, May 22, for the intentions of Mr. and Mrs. C, for the success and ease of their adoption, and for Baby C and her birthmother.  I invite you to do the same.  I feel as if my family is connected to hers through the mystical efficacy of the Divine Mercy, and I pray that Christ will have mercy on both of our families, on Baby C and her birthmother, and on all of you who are reading this and who offer a prayer for her.

9 comments:

Dobrovits Family said...

As a fellow waiting to adopt mommy, I am in with you on Sunday for mrs. C...

Carla
www.bringinghenryhome.blogspot

Sally Thomas said...

God bless you all. Will certainly add their intentions this Sunday.

mrsdarwin said...

That's so sweet of you, Pentimento. I can't promise that I'll always remember, but whenever Mrs. C pops into my head tomorrow, I'll offer whatever I'm doing for her and her family. And yours, too.

Pentimento said...

Thank you, kind ladies. I feel like Mrs. C is a friend already. You'd all really like her.

Mrs C said...

Thank you so much! I really appreciate your prayers.

Kimberlie said...

I will pray tomorrow too and link up here from my blog. God is a mover of mountains and changer of hearts, we just need to wait and put our trust in Him.

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

Your so sweet to do this! We will certainly be praying.

markdefrancisis said...

I'll be spiritually with you tomorrow.

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Please count me in! I will be praying.