Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Celebrating And Mourning A New Little Saint

Yesterday we found out that our newest little baby has died in utero.  I was supposed to be 13 weeks along tomorrow.  The baby measured almost 10 week size.  I have had the feeling for weeks that the baby was a girl, so we have named her Teresa Marie.  Teresa for Blessed Mother Teresa, whose feast day was Monday, and Marie for Mary, Queen of Heaven, whose birthday is tomorrow. 

Mother Teresa is the one who said, "Saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers."  She was a champion for the unborn and for the helpless ones among us, so it seemed very appropriate to use her name. 

When I think of our (now two) little ones in Heaven, I always envision them in the care of Mary, our Mother in Heaven.  Both of our lost babies now carry her name. 

Please pray for our family in this time of sorrow.


Kansas Mom said...

Praying here.

M.O.M. said...

Praying. ~Janine Heincker

Margaret in Minnesota said...

We have named all four of our little saints, Janet, and include them in our nightly prayers every evening.

The name you chose is beautiful! May Teresa Marie give you much comfort until you are able to meet one day.

Joining my prayers to the others...

House of Brungardt said...

Thank you all for your prayers! They mean so much and have really helped us.

Margaret, we too include our two little saints in our nightly litany of saints. It is very comforting to keep their memory fresh in such a meaningful way.

Dawn said...

Love and prayers from the Sauers. We are so sorry for your loss.