I emailed the letter regarding the blessing last week to our priests. When I didn't hear anything during the week, I was afraid they didn't get the email. I didn't want to be a pain and email them asking them if they received the original email. And, this week has been so busy that I haven't had time to deliver a hard copy to the church. Then.... this afternoon I received a phone call from one of our priests. He left the kindest message that I will probably keep on the voice mail for FOREVER. He was reworking the blessing and said that he thought that last year's blessing was outdated and inadequate. I guess they took it from the book of blessings that was published in the 70s. He ended the message by saying, " I hope the Lord will bless you in your struggle with the gift of life."
Those words just touched me so much. Coming from a priest, they were balm for my soul.
Thank you Fr. C! We love you! Thank you for opening you heart and hearing our cry!