An angel with the Archangels
Or perhaps that should read an angel for the Archangels, for Naomi will in all likelihood charm and melt even the august trio of "big guns:" Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.
Tomorrow is the Feast of these awesome Archangels. At noon PST we will begin the ventilator disconnection and the removal of the sundry wires, tubes and heart medications that bar the way between hospital and heaven.
I'm quite numb to what this all means practically or even emotionally; yet. All I can say is, I can't wait to see her cherubic face without all that facial tape. Naomi will then be anointed with the Sacrament of the Sick -- not for the forgiveness of sins, which in her case don't exist, but for one last strengthening and healing as the Lord Jesus takes her from our arms to his.
We recall that our Good Shepherd began his death at noon on a Friday, and we pray he comes quickly for his little lamb.
How many 14-day-olds get to receive three sacraments? Naomi's life is full and complete. And your prayers have sustained her, and us. I never tire of thanking you, strangers and friend alike. Our family thanks God for you every day.