2. Or this.
And I take breather.
3. But mostly, it's a lot of this
4. And this.
5. This, too.
6. I realize that plenty of other mothers have had baby/toddlers who were compulsive climbers but this is my first go-around. Neither Gianna nor Dom had this bizarre desire to create a death-defying moment out of every.single.tall.item in the house. Additionally, the fact that she has NO VESTIBULAR SYSTEM seems to have escaped her notice. Keeping her semi-safe plus carrying around her 24 lb non-walking body is a full-time j-o-b.
7. Mostly, though, we are getting ready to leave for Boston in 3 weeks to see Dr. Eliot Berson with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a leading expert in retinitis pigmentosa and he will be doing extensive testing on Gianna to determine the extent of the damage thus far and possibly give a vague prediction of future course of her vision loss. This is where the straight up miracle part comes in. Will you pray with us? My mom and sister had small prayer cards made at Office Depot, asking the intercession of Blessed Mother Theresa. She still needs a final miracle and well, we could use one. And if it is not God's will for our girls and their eyes to be healed, we'll need all the prayers we can get. Thank you thank you.
Jesus, you made Blessed Teresa an inspiring example of firm faith and burning charity, an extraordinary witness to the way of spiritual childhood, and a great and esteemed teacher of the value and dignity of every human life. Grant that she may be venerated and imitated as one of the Church's canonized saints.Hear the requests of all those who seek her intercession, especially the petition I now implore your intercession for the healing of Gianna's retinas and the protection of Pia's sight.
May we follow her example in heeding Your cry of thirst from the Cross and joyfully loving You in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor, especially those most unloved and unwanted. We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Your Mother and the Mother of us all. Amen.
Jen's, have a great weekend!