Hello to all our dear visitors here at Catholic Cuisine, and a very blessed Epiphany to you all!
I recently posted a prayer request for Kelly (one of my contributors here at Catholic Cuisine from The Careless Catholic) on the Facebook Page and over at Shower of Roses and wanted to give you all an update, along with a few additional updates on other pregnant mommas!
Kelly delivered her precious baby early this morning at 31 weeks. Her beautiful baby girl weighs 3 lbs 13 oz. and is 17" long. Both mom and baby are still in ICU, please continue to keep them in your prayers as they recover!
Sarah, another contributor here at Catholic Cuisine from Amongst Lovely Things, also has some exciting news to share! I'm guessing it might be quite some time before she is able to share some more of her delicious gluten free creations with all of us. Please keep her and her new babies in your prayers as well.
Lena, a contributor here from JOYfilled Family, is due with Baby G next month! Please remember her in your prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby.
Jennifer, from Conversion Diary, could also really use your prayers and support! Hallie Lord is collecting donations to send as a gift and help with meals for the Fulwiler Family while Jen recovers. Please consider donating if you can!
Also, though not pregnant, my own sister (a Catholic wife to a Marine and mother of 4) is in the ICU right now with serious health issues and could really use prayers.
Thank you all for your prayers for these dear women, and for all pregnant women! May God reward you!!
Prayer for Mothers
Good and Gentle God, we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women of theory who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life. You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.
Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly. Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children. Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood. Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help when they need it most. Amen.