Sunday, November 7, 2010

Send in the Petitions!

Arrg, another gap in posts.  No arrival of baby yet, but at least the "to do before she comes" list has been whittled down considerably. Add extra events (a friend's confirmation, All Soul's Day, Christmas shopping, doctor appointment, etc.) to schoolwork and time disappears quickly.

But now for the important part.  With my labor and delivery right around the corner, I would like to use the painful opportunity to pray for any and all prayer intentions you may have.  Other bloggers have done this in the past and I want to follow in the tradition.  Of course, I'm not as brave as some of the other bloggers who endured non-medicated labor; mine will include painkillers and an epid.ural.  But there are still fears of needles, a long labor, the painful after effects....not to mention my cluelessness about taking care of a newborn.  Fears about motherhood and if I'm really ready.  See, there will be plenty to offer up.

Catholics hold a great belief in the redemptive value of suffering. However, my tired brain is not up to writing a concise treatise on this matter, so I'll refer you here.  Suffice to say that offering up suffering while praying for others is akin to a child's painful cry piercing the heart of his mom or dad.

So, feel free to leave any petitions in the comment box, on Facebook, or email them to me.  And remember that as always, all you ladies still traversing IF remain in my prayers.  I will never, ever, forget. 

p.s.  Baby KB seems rather content in the womb, so it's looking like she will arrive past the Nov. 13 due date.

9 comments:

Brit said...

We will be praying for you and your soon to be new arrival!! :) Good luck and many blessings to you!

Chasing said...

Please keep us update so we can pray for you during labor. Please pray that we are able to have a uncomplicated labor/delivery and baby and I will both be healthy and safe!

Mary said...

Praying for you that it all goes smoothly! Very excited for you!!! :) :) :) If you could think of me once in your intentions that would be amazing!

callmemama said...

Wishing for a fast, easy labor for you and a healthy baby!
Please include me in your prayers - we will be starting the adoption process hopefully before Christmas and I still haven't given up on getting pregnant yet...
Thank you!

Maureen said...

I'm sure your offering of labor and delivery trials will bring much fruit. I will keep all of your IF friends in my prayers too as I pray for you during your labor. It is a very difficult sacrifice for me to be so far away from my little girl during your labor.

WheelbarrowRider said...

We are both in the same place-my lil one is very comfy hanging around in there post due date. Also, medicated labor but still plenty to offer up. I can so relate. Please pray for a smooth transition into motherhood of two and an increased closeness between dh and I. Thank you! Thinking of you!

Kasclar said...

I'll be praying for you! You were on my mind this morning during my rosary in the Adoration Chapel. Also, to add to your list of prayers, please keep me and DH and our intentions in your prayers. We may be facing some difficult times ahead and could use lots and lots of prayers! Thanks!! And you're going to do great; I'm guessing motherhood is going to be a natural fit for you!!

Grace in my Heart said...

Can't wait to see pics of your precious little one! Prayers for safe labor/delivery!

babydistrict said...

Oh goodness, here we are! I can't believe we're both so close ... I never would have guessed when I was praying for you last Advent that we could be praying for eachother's transition to motherhood by the following Advent. Wow! Please pray for my labor/delivery/transition to motherhood and I will do the same for you! lots of love! A