November has always been the hardest month for me. My father died on November 24, 1978, one day after Thanksgiving.
As my PAPA family shared their many thanksgivings, I reflected on my blessings—Reminded that all that I have are gifts from God meant to be shared with all.
I would like to share one of my gifts…..
In 1984, I was blessed with another pregnancy. Having married late in life (30) I kept begging God for one more child and my prayers were answered. As with my other pregnancies I consecrated my baby to Mother Mary and her son, the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In my eighth month of pregnancy on November 26, I made an unforgivable mistake and did not wear my seat belt. I was stopped at a red light when I was hit from behind by a speeding car.
After the impact I found myself under the steering wheel and my gift from God was now a little bulge on my right side of my abdomen.
I got myself out from under the steering wheel . I knew my son was dead.
God knew otherwise.
—Michael Joseph was delivered by emergency C section with an apgar of 2 and later 9. My husband was working in Louisiana and my mother was helping with my other 2 children. I was totally alone in the hospital room but always had the presence of my Mother Mary and Jesus Christ.
And there was a calm that all was okay!
Thank you, God, for ransoming your gift, my son and I will forever be reminded of your great deeds and I promise to serve you til the end of time.
I believe PAPA is my way of serving God, my Father, in gratitude for His merciful compassionate love when He saw my tears.