Sponsor: www.linkedin.com/in/richard-morrow-cpa-cfp-113b3393/ Ps 118: The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes. This is the day the LORD has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.
When I was pregnant with my son 20 years ago, a sweet little Italian lady who was a longtime friend of the family gave me the most precious gift.
Her name was Ann Mariee DeToro...how I loved her. She was like everyone's favorite aunt...genuine, kind, funny, and downright adorable. She lived to be 96, bless her heart.
Everyone always called her Annie, though I often did and still do refer to her as "Dreamboat Annie," not because she reminded me of the Wilson sisters...but because being with her was so pleasant and joyful. Anyway, she always went out of her way to make the other humans feel special. I was no exception.
In fact, she always made me ---and my own sainted Mom--- feel like she was particularly fond of the two of us. If that woman ever had a favorite anyone; it certainly was not apparent.
When Annie found out I was having a baby, she gave me the most thoughtful, faith-filled card with a prayer etched on the inside. I treasure it and her. And I say that prayer for my not-so-little boy EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
Sometimes I say it too fast -- other times I deliberate over every word. Today, I shared it with a friend who has a new little bundle of joy of her own.
It always reminds me that I am blessed beyond what I will ever deserve in this lifetime...and that somebody up there is always carrying me. So thanks, Big Guy, for my baby boy...and for sharing Annie with me for so long.
Thank you for bringing the beautiful baby into my life. Help me to be strengthened by your faith in me and never overwhelmed by this responsibility.
Please help to follow your example to offer unconditional love to this precious bundle and bless me with patience and understanding, especially during challenging times.
Let me rear this child in a loving, Christian environment, meeting all of his needs emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Guide me to create a safe secure haven where my child will be nurtured.
Thank you for this little lamb of God. Amen.
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