We also read Luke 1, 26-38, a verse that all we mothers can find strength in. This is where Gabriel appears to Mary announcing she will conceive the Son of God. The verse ends with Mary's answer, "I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say."
With that being said, I'd like to share with you the story of my very good friend Emily. Emily has been a member of Moms N Tots for a few years now. She is the mother of Joseph, 5 and Luke, 2. She and her husband Chris have been patiently waiting for a third child. Last year they suffered two losses through miscarriage. Last month they shared their wonderful news of another baby on the way. The joy in Emily's eyes was so visible. A few days after this news, Emily found out she also has Hodgkin's lymphoma.
|Emily, Joseph, Luke, and Grandmom Nancy|
Through these last few weeks when I think of Emily I see a modern day version of Mary saying those words, "Let it be done to me according to your word". She loves this baby above all. She has accepted this cross with a grace I have never seen. She is teaching me, and I'm sure everyone she knows, a great lesson.
Please pray for Emily and her precious baby. If you'd like to read and follow her story you can find her new blog here and also on my sidebar.