November 28, 2010

Exciting Announcement

Family has been visiting so I haven't had a free moment to write here. However, as you see, I have some very exciting news! I am pregnant with our third child! I am due around the end of July, which makes me about 5 weeks along. 

Dearest Mary, 
I look to you now for the help of your maternal love. You understand my trials as an expectant mother. You bore Jesus in your womb. You know the doubts and anxieties that beset me; you know the bodily suffering I endure.
Like you, may I turn all these sorrows into joy. You overcame anxiety by a loving trust in God; you overcame doubt by gentle resignation to His will.
Your motherhood lifted your mind above earth and kept it close to God.
So speak to Jesus now with me, beloved Mother, as I seek prayerfully to learn to bear the trials of motherhood with joy.
Mother of Perpetual Help, Pray for me.
Through Christ our Lord,


  1. another miracle from God, and the world just got a little brighter! congratulations and blessings, ... a beautiful prayer too.

  2. Congratulations on your new blessing!

  3. Congrats! SO exciting! You're a few weeks behind me!

  4. Congrat Erika! What a wonderful new blessing! We are just going to have a summer full of babies!

  5. Congratulations! I was walking in your shoes a year ago at this time!

    My sweet baby boy just turned 4 months old on Monday and was born on July 29th!

    At 41, he is our beloved "bonus" baby!!! He was missing and we didn't even know it! We do now.

    Wishing you all the best!

    In HIM,


  6. I know I'm not supposed to bother you, but I wanted to congratulate you!