My instinct is to just numb the pain with television or other distractions, but a little voice inside my head reminded me of the good use I can make of this suffering. So I offer this pain and disappointment for the fellow IF blogger I am praying for right now. I offer it up for all of you IF'ers and those of you who are currently pregnant, as well as those of you who have been blessed and now struggle in motherhood. I also offer up my suffering for our Church and our priests and all my loved ones. I know these prayers are efficacious, and although this really hurts, I am glad to be able to do it.
We sang In Christ Alone by Ge.tty and Town.send again this past Sunday, and I can't get over how powerful the words and music are. I will end with the final verse, which lifts me up and gives me hope:
No guilt in life, no fear in death,
this is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
can ever pluck me from his hand;
Till he returns or calls me home,
here in power of Christ I'll stand.