Blessings in Disguise

We know the quote from St. Paul that assures us that everything works out for the good for those who trust in God from the book of Romans.


Well our family saw this truth dramatized this week. My sixth child discovered she had gestational diabetes.( This disappears immediately after you give birth) After living on a strict cleansing diet for 6 months to try to cure her migraines before her pregnancy, she was devastated but resigned to another 2 months eliminating anything that tastes good from her diet, constantly eating small measured meals and jabbing herself with a needle twice a day to test her blood sugar. Simply because she has gestational diabetes, an extra ultra sound was scheduled which revealed that at 32 weeks pregnant, even though her son was not breathing on his own yet, she was in silent labour. The doctors gave her two shots of a steroid to develop his lungs, told her to quit work immediately, and to only stand for a maximum of 10 minutes at a time. She was afraid to move and  very upset.


However as a result of one week of bed rest and two injections to develop his lungs, 7 days later , at 33 weeks gestation, their baby is breathing on his own in the womb, is at least 5 pounds and in no danger of being born before another couple of weeks go by. IF not for her terrible diagnosis of gestational diabetes, she would not have known that she was in silent labour! The bay will be fine now. While at my daughter’s house this week, I set up the baby room while my daughter sat and folded clothes. With the car seat in the car, a basinet set up by their bed and one bag of diapers, she can relax and smile, happy that she had diabetes


In Italy, there is a beautiful expression

that refers to the birthing of a child:

“Dare alla luce,”

which means, ”to give to the light.”


Crocheting my way to freedom..freedom from buying gifts. I crochet mainly while I wait or while my husband drives. I am discovering how to make baby clothes which are fun and quick to make




















Payer of an Expectant Mother

Lord Jesus, I lovingly pray for this sweet hope
that I keep within my womb.
You have granted me the immense gift
of a tiny little life,
living in my own life,
and I humbly thank you for choosing me
as an instrument of your love.
In this sweet waiting,
help me to live in a constant attitude
of self-surrender to your will.


our children 

The Joy of Mothering


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