Saturday, December 25, 2010

Prayer Buddy Reveal

Merry Christmas!!

I was so so happy to get the name of one of the sweetest, most faithful women I've had the pleasure of "reading" to pray for this Advent. She is childless, infertile, and waiting to adopt - so I obviously feel very close to her. But then I came on my blog this morning to read about how she, too, recently thought she was pregnant only to discover she was not.

Truth be told, I was praying that she and her husband could adopt soon, but I also prayed very hard that if it is His will, she also be able to conceive and be healed of her physical infertility. Oh, how I wish you had been pregnant, Sissy!! That would have made my Christmas!!

I prayed for you daily, and did a rosary for your family last evening as I sat in Mass a half hour early (to get a good seat!). I hope my prayers brought you some peace, and I hope even more that your child will come to you SOON!

God Bless you, Sissy :)

PS I had the pleasure of coming on the blogs to read more lovely comments from Ms. Anonymous on Christmas Day, and so I've decided it's time I leave comments open only to registered users. I really didn't want to have to do that, but I have to protect my family. Anonymous, may I please suggest in a nice way that you stop reading my blog? Clearly you get nothing out of it.


JellyBelly said...

Merry Christmas to you, my friend!

I'm so sorry that you had to turn away anonymous commenters. It's a shame that there are people out there that want to rain on an already frustrating and sad parade. :)

Amazing Life said...

Merry Christmas!!!

prayerfuljourney said...

Yes, we get to church early to get a good seat ourselves...we were so early this am we were the first ones there! Haaa....

That is one of the reasons I went to "approving" if someone says something not worthy of my blog..I don't publish it. If one can't say anything supportive or helpful...then say nothing at all.

Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why people feel like they have to leave mean, nasty comments. Most of the time, they haven't read more than the one post and CLEARLY have no background on the blogger and ALWAYS take things out of context. I'm sorry you were being harassed :(.

Merry Christmas!

[email protected] said...

Oh goodness, Anonymous. Leave TCIE alone. Come over to my blog and spar with a Catholic there. We have plenty of atheists commenting who can help your cause. I double-dog dare ya! :)

(And, you might just learn something.)

Mary said...

aw man ;( those comments really made me mad! Just nasty and unneccessary - and people who are "Anonymous" always feel like they can just say what they want and run away... I truly hope you took nothing of what she said seriously! So mean.

Merry Christmas, I hope it was WONDERFUL in every way it could be dear.

J said...

Sweet Post...I love Sissy as well and her blog. I've been reading your blog and following for some time but haven't really commented. I just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. I've read through your blog and I'm sorry to hear about your latest sadness. Merry Christmas IF are in my prayers!

Simone said...

Merry Christmas! I have been following you for a while. You are such a strong person to keep going. I am still struggling with if so I can sympathize.
I can't imagine that anyone would leave a mean comment for you.....after everything you have been through. I think of you often. Remember that there are tons of nice women out here cheering you on.

... said...

Merry Christmas to you.

Someone who obviously enjoys trying to hurt you or anyone is just sick.

The Comeaus said...

I admire you for making comments open only to registered users. I was thinking that with adrenal fatigue, one of the first things to do is eliminate cruel people from your life, so I hoped you'd make a change like this. It's for your own health and happiness. No one deserves to be torn to shreds in such a humiliating and public way. She was deliberately misinterpreting everything you said (including about how you told your husband, "We're pregnant." Good grief! We all know you weren't "deceiving" him and we know what you meant.)

And you certainly can take hope in a longer luteal phase! You may have had miscarriages that you don't even know about because you may have conceived in the past but the children could not implant or stay implanted long enough. I'm sure that's occurred to you. This happens to so many women, myself included. A longer luteal phase=better chances of Baby hanging on. Anyone who knows anything about pregnancy knows that, but it seems this person was just trying to bring you down as much as possible. Don't let anybody discourage you!

I hope you managed to have a cheerful Christmas anyway. Christmas Day for us was beautiful, but this morning at Mass two absolutely gorgeous newborns sat right smack in front of us and I had a mini panic attack. I felt like running out of the church and could hardly stop tears from dripping. But then, one of the babies looked at me so intently and for so long that I thought, "What am I doing? This child deserves a warm, heartfelt smile from me, as if he were my own." It is so true that Jesus is the one smiling back at us through the smile of a child.

Christmas is such a hard time for couples who can't conceive, or who can't conceive again, but God truly does compensate in His own way. Keep your chin up, TCIE, and know how many of us are praying for you. My goodness, you have such support here!

Sissy said...

TCIE, how blessed I am to have you as my prayer buddy. Thank you! Thank you! I hope both our prayers are answered soon.

the misfit said...

Awwwww. I've got comments set on approval too (but in my case it was because of the por.nspamming!). I thought anonymous was fascinating. No doubt hails from the self-proclaimed "liberal, tolerant" end of the universe - and yet manages to be personally offended that someone (s)he has never met has the unbridled audacity to hold beliefs (s)he does not hold. What an aggravating place, the universe - where there are people who are different from me.

Anyway - more importantly - MERRY CHRISTMAS, TCIE! AND TCIE FAMILY!