Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Real Quick *ETA

I decided to stay for a couple more days in NY. Had to call out from CCD for the first time (I felt so guilty, my poor kids), and also reschedule a 1st follow-up with someone today. I HATE to reschedule follow-ups, I just think it's so unprofessional, ESPECIALLY the first follow-up! But I hope the client understands.

Anyway, I was told about a blog the other day by one of my newer infertility clients. You guys HAVE to check this out. What an amazing story of faith, perseverance, and love.
Here is the link:


Check out the links on the scrollbar, for the posts which speak in depth about the way Samuel came to be.
Stacy was not only given the gift of infertility, and then the gift of parenthood, but she was also blessed with the gift of beautiful story-telling. From the small amounts I've already read, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

An update on Grandma: She was transferred to Calvary hospice in the Bronx yesterday. We are going to visit her there today. Yesterday was one of her best days, too! She was very talkative, cracking jokes, etc. She also "gave" me her statue of St. Ann holding Mary. She said she would have given it to me sooner, but she was praying to her for me :)

*ETA- the blog link now works. And AYWH, her post from today is particularly fitting for your new IF attitude!


LifeHopes said...

I tried to click on the link but it didn't work!

I am so happy to hear that your grandmother is doing well.

I am sure your clients will understand, it is best for you to be with your family during this precious time.

Anonymous said...

Followed over the link from Creme de la Creme. In reading the sidebar, you mention St. Anne and St. Gerard - my MIL gave me a St. Gerard pendant and a St. Anne card/pendant thing. I can read what is written on the pendants and card of course, but what do these two saints really signify? I had a feeling they were chosen specifically for me . . . Anne

Teresa & Connie said...

Thanks for your comment it comforted me beyond belief today!

I'm extremely happy that your g-ma is doing better!!

Amy @ This Cross I Embrace said...


St. Ann(e) (I see it spelled both ways and never know which is correct!) and St. Gerard are patron saints of fertility and pregnancy. St. Ann is the Virgin Mary's mother, and before she conceived her, she had been trying to have a baby for many, many years. But she never gave up hope, and look what she was blessed with! The world's most Immaculate human being, and mother of our Savior.
St. Gerard was very devoted to the infant Jesus, and as the story goes, he even used to go pray to a statue of Mary holding Jesus to ask her if he could play with her baby. After his death, women began praying to him for difficult pregnancies, etc., and that's when his miracles really started to show themselves. So he sort of post-humously "acquired" the role of patron saint of fertility issues.

HTH! Glad you found my blog :)

Amy @ This Cross I Embrace said...

Teresa, I'm so glad my words brought you some comfort. I think you're a wonderful mom and I just know you will be blessed with another child some day, some way. God Bless!

Life In Mazes said...

So glad you are enjoying this time with your grandma! I love that she is passing on the St. Ann statue to you! What a tremendous gift of faith! Don't beat yourself up about the follow-up! I bet they would rather you spend time with your grandma.

Life In Mazes said...

Just read your comment on my last post and I was just thinking how I want to know what you know!!! I told my husband last night, I really want to go to the training. God will bless me with more knowledge and in turn, use me to bless others. I am keeping my fingers crossed and my prayers continue for all of us on this journey!

Sew said...

I treasure that statue for you! Be still my heart. Sounds like your grandma is petioning hard on your behalf.

I won't lie I have not met IRL women my age that have the faith of our blog roll. If I had the opportunity to meet someone like a woman off my blog roll IRL, I would suffocate her. :)

It is very refreshing to connect with women that are on the same level. And I am surprised you read my post because it was SO long. I didn't realize how long it was until I hit post.

P.S. I bet your kids were like YES no CCD tonight! :) hehehehe

I love the blog....I am teary reading it....There is some truth in being always prepared. God is full of surprises!!

Sew said...

When you get a chance read sams blog on NOvember 6th! I need to know how she did that? :) You might laugh when you get there at how pathetic and obsessed I am. ;)

JellyBelly said...

i'm glad that you got to spend more time with your grandma.

don't be too hard on yourself about having to reschedule your clients. you're with your family and that's the most important, yes?

Fight The Good Fight of Faith said...

Thanks for sharing the blog, I've just checked it and its really amazing! I love the quote she has about praying until you receive an answer!! I'm alway giving up!

I'm keeping your grandmother in my prayers!!
In Quebec City, actually some twenty-five minutes away there is a huge shrine for St. Ann and My DH and I were there last year for a winter carnival (Feb to be exact) and someone said to go and pray to her to help us conceive a child, because they had heard of other couples having received miracles through her intercession. Anyway, both him and I went and as I'm reading the prayer on the little prayer stamp it said something about "your grandson Jesus" i shrieked really loud b/c I had no clue that she was Our Lady's mother. I felt like the biggest goof!! Anyway I made sure to buy a whole slew of candles with her image on them and now and then i light them up.

Beth said...

Praying for your grandma. My mom prayed to St. Anne and St. Gerard for me too!

andnotbysight said...

I'm so glad you're getting to spend time with your grandma! I'll be praying for her!