April 28th has become one of my favourite days of the year, and I have St. Gianna to thank for it. I was lucky enough to visit her shrine (and meet up with TCIE and her husband) and I was able to touch her gloves to my womb. We are going to definitely take the opportunity to swing by when we're traveling in the US in the summer -- a visit to the relics can't hurt, right?
I joined A Martha Trying to Be Mary in her novena and I think that I may have to continue for a little while longer (there aren't any rules against that, are there?). I always feel such a great comfort when I pray this particular novena, and I've prayed quite a few during our IF journey.
Today we attended the baptism our dear friends' daughter. I love attending baptisms, but there is always that horrible dread that jealousy and comparison bring in the pit of my stomach. There was quite a bit less today since these friends were former IF'ers AND patients of our beloved Dr. T. L sent me a lovely message reassuring me that she wasn't going to say anything about our IF conversations that we had this week, which is incredibly sweet and totally unnecessary. They are proof that there is an other side, we just have to get there.
St. Gianna, pray for us!
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