After converting to Catholicism and realizing the wonderful truths of faith regarding family life and fertility, I understood what beautiful gifts children are. Indeed, in spite of my failings, the greatest blessings of my life had been watching my older two children grow up, so being open to life while I still had a chance was an easy assent to faith. I also am blessed with good health and a supportive husband who puts our family before everything else and loves me with all his heart. It’s been a long path with difficulties along the way, but the journey has been fruitful.
After the year we just had, I didn’t think God could work any more wonderful miracles.
I wrote this over a year ago when we were surprised with that baby boy, in the top picture, after two heartbreaking miscarriages. I was almost ready to avoid ever getting pregnant again.
If I’m really open to life, then I have decided that I must stick with that idea to the end. This isn’t a lecture to anyone else because health concerns are certainly valid concerns. These are simply the thoughts of a redeemed and once broken woman who has been lifted by the richness of the Church and the grace and glory of Christ. I’ve had a lot of sorrow in my past and I like the idea of being open to life after 40. So what are my tautologous thoughts?
So here we are, homschooling and loving our new environment, and now that we are all settled…we find out there’s a new little Trasancos. My tautologous thoughts are fulfilled, once again, at age 43.
Please pray for us, pray for the health of this new little child not much bigger than the period at the end of this sentence. People ask whether the union of gametes constitutes a human worthy of our unconditional love, and to that, we enthusiastically say, ABSOLUTELY. This little one has already changed our lives, just as the others have in their own ways, and I can only hope that God grants us many years to hold this child. And if not, then the fact of today is still the fact of today: Someone new exists in our family, and that someone is loved. Today is a celebration, and I was never very good at keeping secrets…
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