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.