Thursday, December 8
ON THIS HOLY FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
HAPPY FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
13 years ago today (on this Holy Feast Day) I found out that I was pregnant with our sweet Nicholas!!
Nicholas and I the day that Nicholas was born
July 19, 2004
HERE IS THE STORY OF DECEMBER 8, 2003
Of that great Feast Day in 2003
Jeremy and I had been praying for a third baby and just the week before this day back in 2003, I had taken a pregnancy test and it had come up negative. I was a little sad, but thought to myself "well maybe next month." I took Madison to Pre School at St Elizabeth's the morning of December 8th before heading to Mass to celebrate the feast of this holy day. I returned home with baby Savannah and took another pregnancy test, just because I do that sometimes, even though I know it is going to be negative (I know… It's just what I do)
Well…Jesus had a special surprise for me that morning! A positive pregnancy test! I was so excited that after thanking Him, I called Jeremy at work to tell him right away! I just could not wait until he got home.
Then, I headed back to school to pick up Madison (as pre-K was only a half-day back then). I was beaming with great news and could barely keep it to myself.... then I saw my three great friends, Larisa Weldon, Laura Perez, and Amy Jones Larsen, standing in the hallway visiting ( waiting to pick up their kids as well)
Without a thought I ran up to them, totally interrupted their conversation as I jumped up and down yelling, "I'M HAVING A BABY!!!" They so sweetly and immediately, stopped what they were doing and took time to totally celebrate with me with lots of hugs and laughter!!!
I will never forget that day for the rest of my life!!!
Thank you Jesus for my friends and for making this an extra special feast day for me!
Nicholas holding Gracie Ann (His Little Chubbers, as he calls her)
Happy Immaculate Conception!!!