Today SHE (Sarah, Hannah, and Elizabeth) Support Group celebrated its first anniversary. I can't believe one year has past already!! One of our members won a free birthday cake from a local bakery, so she graciously brought it for our group. Mmmm, chocolate.
A wonderful friend with great graphic prowess designed our new logo. The color is purple, to symbolize the color of waiting:
One year ago, I asked the director of our Family Life Office to place an ad in the bulletins throughout the diocese. Two other girls and I came to our first meeting. I had no idea where the group would go. A year later, it has grown to 6 people, along with a chaplain, and numerous supporters. We've had speakers who have gone through miscarriage, adoption, and the many dimensions of infertility. Our chaplain priest, who was a former OB/GYN (yes, really), has guided us as a group and individually.
Truly, God has made this all happen. He used a weak instrument like me and stretched me beyond any of my wildest aspirations. The fruits have come, too: the group has given us a much-needed support system, companions for Masses and Anointing of the Sick, and most of all, girlfriends. :) They are an incredible group and I feel humbled and blessed to have gotten to know them. I hope more women will come for support...and that our present members will soon receive the joyful gift of motherhood. Sts. Sarah, Elizabeth, and Hannah, pray for us!