O Sorrowful Mother, hear my prayer...
Early morning telephone awakens, the sound of tears.
I grab the beads and press them, making indents in my fingers as I pray for Divine Mercy.
Now, with my own tears I ask my husband beside me, "How can God bring something good out of this?!"
He squeezes my hand and after a pause he says, "That's what Mary must have felt at the foot of the Cross."
I suck in my breath at the image of that, the Truth of it.
And after that pause he speaks more truth, "They took her Son, too."
The connection is painfully relevant. Immediately I pray to her.
O Sorrowful mother, please intercede in prayer and comfort my dear sister. Show yourself to her who shares a small measure of your sorrows. May she recognize and embrace you. Be a heavenly mother too to their baby son born into heaven this day.
Lord, thank you for sparing my sister's life. Help her and my brother-in-law to heal from this pain, this sharing of your Cross.
Thank you, ALL, for your prayers and many kind messages on behalf of my family.