Saturday, October 13, 2007
Balm to a Battered Soul
So many people have written such lovely things and included our family in prayer since reading of the loss of our Bernadette. I wanted to take a minute and thank you all for your kindness. One of the many things we have learned through all of this is of the extreme generosity and compassion of complete strangers.
I wanted to let everyone know that our lives did indeed go on. Six weeks after our loss, we discovered to our surprise and pleasure that someone new was on the way. He arrived last April, and is a balm to our wounded and weary souls. Just look at that face, how could we not be brought back to complete joy by such a boy? He is the easiest of our 5 living children (so far), calm and happy. In the words of his big brother, God has big plans for him. Bernadette went to Heaven to make room for him to be with us now. We will be watching with interest to see what great things the Almighty has in store for our sunny, funny boy.
ADDED: We think he looks like a Kewpie doll in this picture. It's not his regular expression, just the one when he wants us to laugh.