St. Naomi Rose Coffin, ora pro nobis
Softer than sweet,
Lovelier than young,
Fairer than mild.
Born September 14, Feast of the Triumph of the Cross; entered eternity September 29, 2006, Feast of the Archangels.
Made in Canada, born in the USA, now residing in the House of our Father to make intercession for us her sorrowing family -- and for all of you, my precious and loyal readers (and long-lost friends).
I've written overmuch about the fearfulness and angst of this trial. I'll soon tell you about the graces, blessings, and absurdly generous signs God gave us of his presence and help. As a practicing coward, I need them. And, boy, did I ever receive them. It's embarrassing!
I suspect that sharing what the Lord has done for us in this painful time will be helpful to someone else. For now, though, I need to be numb. And I've miles to go before I'm cried out.
Requiescant in pace, mi amorcita.