Just a Quick Update and So Much Thanks

Thank you all so much for your prayers.  I know so many of you have been praying and I owe you an update.  Yesterday was a heartbreaking day but one filled with an abundance of grace.  During the hour of mercy my sister birthed her baby boy and we got to see our little nephew for the first time.  It was such a gift to be able to be there and hold his tiny body.  So sweet and so perfect.  Such a grace to have that time with him and say goodbye.  His name is Charles Laurence.  A priest was there shortly after for a blessing and the hospital staff was phenomenal.

Several times during labor and afterward my sister said she could feel all the prayers from so many people lifting her up.  Thank you.  His death is a testament to life and grace.  He will be so missed but we rejoice in his beautiful and brief life and pray that we will meet him again someday.  For those of you who know them there will be a funeral service and burial at their parish sometime this week.  Thank you again for all the prayers and please keep them coming as the shock wears off a bit and the reality of this loss to our family sinks in.

May you have a beautiful weekend and really, thank you.

Sweet Charles Lawrence, pray for us.


  1. They have all been in my prayers..... with love - J

  2. Oh Mary, I read your post yesterday at work and couldn't comment on their computers. Many prayers still to come!

  3. You will all remain in our prayers!

  4. Continued prayers for the family. My own sister also just lost her baby at about 21 weeks. Heartbreaking.

  5. I'm just now seeing all of this.

    Oh Mary. I'm so very very sorry. Praying hard for you and yours.

  6. I'm so sorry, Mary. I saw this when you posted and prayed even though I am late in commenting. I thank God she has had so much support and love. May God console the family and bless you all with the gift of the eternal life of Charles.


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