Blessed With Children
It was in 2001 which was a sad time for members of my family. My daughter-in-law had suffered two miscarriages after wanting a child deeply. My daughter who had high hopes of meeting a good man and one day entering marriage repeatedly experienced disappointments through unhealthy relationships. On Good Friday,2001, I invited these two young women to take a trip to Canton to visit Rhoda Wise home, a kind of pilgrimage for the day. They said yes and the next thing I recall was witnessing my daughter-in-law with tears rolling down her face trying to accept what was happening to her sitting in the chair Jesus sat in while conversing with Rhoda Wise. My daughter spent the time walking around the home soaking up the peace and hope presented to her in that holy place. While praying for them, I also placed petitions in the prayer box that my daughter-in-law would conceive a healthy child and my daughter would meet a godly man through the intercession of St. Therese. the Little Flower. We shared a peaceful, prayerful time together on the Church’s day of Our Lord’s Passion.
In October of that year, 2001, our son and daughter-in-law traveled to Florida to celebrate their anniversary and shortly after announced to the family that they were expecting a child, my grandson, who was born in June, 2002. A couple of years later. they conceived another son born in July, 2005. I praise God through his Son, Jesus, and the intercession of St. Therese and Rhoda Wise.