A baby in this house is loved. I think it is a love that many in the world would like to feel. It is complete, it is unconditional, it is given from the very beginning. I watch my children interact with each other and know that the love they show each other is rare. I believe it is the love we are called to in the Bible. We are far from a perfect example of God's love. They fight, they push, they shove, they argue for no reason. Mom and dad are around to keep those arguments to a minimum. My point is not to make them appear above the normal temptations that all children face. Instead I want to point out that at the end of the day the underlined motivation is love.
A baby is loved even from the moment we mention that we might be pregnant. The joy that is expressed is extremely hard to describe. It is contagious. The idea that God might send more to love to this house draws each one the the true core of their own existence. There is a new baby giggle that can be heard all around. This is a joy that can not be contained.
If you don't live close you would not have heard those giggles but they have been a part of our home for the past six weeks. We have been overjoyed that God blessed us with another one. This little one came into being around St. Patrick's day and we shared our news with the family on Divine Mercy Sunday. Pickle's Holy Communion was shared with the news of our newest member that would be due on Christmas Eve.
That has all changed today as we learned that little David Patrick was not to be with us that long. Our hearts have broken as we learned that he was called to Heaven. We all longed to hold him, to kiss him, and play with him. All of that will have to wait. Today we mourn him, knowing that someday we can embrace him in the Resurrection.
If you read this blog on a regular basis you know that it is a scrap book of sorts of this family and their adventures. This is a big event but few words are appropriate here. We thank you for sharing in our joy of this life even if it was for a such a short time. Please offer a prayer for us as we heal.
David Patrick we all love you long to meet you in the Communion of Heaven. David Patrick, pray for us!