Friday, November 15, 2013

7 Quick Takes: A Stright Up Miracle

1. This PiaBaby is.....wearing me out. Occasionally, she does stuff like this

 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.

More Quick Takes over at Jen's, have a great weekend!


  1. 1. That Pia is a little daredevil!! She is just so stinking adorable. :)
    2. Lots and lots of prayers for your whole family, especially Pia and Gianna, as you all travel to Boston. I hope the doctor will be able to give you a definitive answer, as well as possibilities of treatment. *hugs* I'm sure you're going to be crazy busy/stressed while you're there, but if you get a chance:
    a. hit up the Children's Museum. We took Tony there as much as possible, and he loved it.
    b. Go to the North End for cannoli. :)
    c. grab lunch at either Sam LaGrassa's or Zaftig's. Pastrami sandwiches=ah-MAY-zing.

    Please keep us updated!

    1. We are planning on hitting up the aquarium, but that cannoli sounds wonderful!

    2. The aquarium is lots of fun too. :) If it's okay with you, can I share this blog post with a bunch of fellow Catholic mamas on my Facebook page? The more prayers the better!

    3. Of course! Thank you for spreading the word :)

  2. North end for cannoli, for sure.
    I have a small relic of Mother Theresa- a fragment of one of her habits, carefully preserved behind glass. I'll be taking it with me to Mass on Sunday and praying the she secures a total healing for your girls' eyes from our Father.

    If anyone can, it's Mother Theresa!

  3. Praying for you and your sweet girlies, Anne!

  4. I just stumbled upon you, and I suppose for good reason. Your girls will be in my prayers, too!

  5. Ppraying for you all, and glad to have you come to my state for medical stuff...Boston is the best!

  6. Prayers sent! Reposting to Facebook!


    What a beauty. May she and her sister be blessed with the powerful intercession of Mother Teresa and all the angels and saints. <3

  7. Our Gianna will be praying for yours! Bl. Teresa is one of our family saints so we will be sure to knock on her door often on your behalf as well. :)

  8. done and done. What a cutie, that grin on the chair, (love!)

  9. Count on the Lenaburg's to be praying with you all!!

  10. Praying!!! We will pray so much!

  11. I will most certainly pray for your dear girls. I have also sent your request to the Missionaries of Charity, MC Brothers, and LMCs.

    The Missionaries of Charity have placed your petition on Mother Teresa's tomb in Calcutta, where Holy Mass is offered every Friday for all those seeking Mother Teresa's intercession.

    Do you have a third class relic of Mother Teresa? If not, contact me privately and I'll share that info with you.

    Bl. Teresa, pray for us! Cause of our joy, pray for us!

    1. Wow. Thank you. I've sent you an email :)