Suffering Quotes

“If life has any meaning, then suffering must have meaning…”
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“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until, in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”
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“Above all, may I unite my sufferings to that of Jesus on the cross, and carry my crosses not in shame but in faith, love and patience as He did. The Church teaches that suffering thus carried and united to His, is never in vain, but a powerful, redemptive prayer. May I always believe it, so my life will always have meaning.”
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St. Zélie Martin and Overcoming Grief in Hope by MICHELE CHRONISTER – Article

“You know that the only hope of reunion is heaven, and with a renewed sense of purpose, you journey to heaven as a family. Your family life becomes divided, with one foot on Earth, and one in heaven.

Heaven can no longer be dismissed as “someday” if it is the present reality of a member of the family.”

http://catholicexchange.com/st-zelie-martin-overcoming-grief-hope

Saint Therese of Lisieux Quote…

Reminds me of all the beautiful souls who’ve passed as children

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“The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a soul; one ray from His Heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity…”

-Saint Therese of Lisieux

Life & Strength Amid Loss – Article

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A recent article that Cameron and I wrote about life with sweet Clark. Thankful to Mitchell Palmquist and the Diocese for wanting to feature our story (beginning on p. 12) in their beautiful magazine. With each little ‘Yes’ his life continues to direct us heavenward. Love you precious son 💙
http://faithdigital.org/Spokane/SPK0117/mobile/index.html?doc=A03FEDE68C21B522DF5988E335DDFF89

Today I marched…

January 22, 2017

“Today I marched through the halls of the NICU. Today I marched with many different women – I spoke with a Neonatologist, incredibly gifted nurses (some mothers, some not), and a housekeeper. Today I marched through the halls of the NICU as they prepared to take in very premature twins, girls. Today I marched next to a mother in a wheelchair, I don’t know her story but we were marching. I’m surrounded by tiny lives that are somehow not accepted in the realm of being pro-women, and women who would give anything for their children, or for their patients (sometimes even that is not enough).

Ironically, this place, these tiny lives are one of life’s signs of just how powerful and incredible women are… We would not be here without the women that birthed us. We would not be here without the women who raised us. We would not be here without the women who kept us alive in places like this. We would not be here without the unique, selfless, unstoppable love shown to us by, yes, countless women. The fact that so many are using one “pro” exclusively against another is a farce. If you are “pro-women” and “anti-life” you are confused about what a woman is or what life is about. I only ask that less hate and more curiosity be shown to the innate value of both, women and younger women.

I continue to march through these halls with gratitude for my sisters who are fighting to keep my baby alive. I guarantee these bright women who know far more about very, very young babies than you or I, would be marching for both.”

Genavive Edman

#prolifeprolove #prowomen #progirls #lifeloveloss #sisterhood #motherhood

Interview: Clark’s Story Parts I & 2

We recently had the opportunity to share Clark’s story with our dear friends Jake and Lindsay in southern Idaho on Salt and Light Radio, their show is called Where Faith Begins. If you’d like to hear Clark’s story from our lips feel free to click on the podcast below which features Parts 1 & 2 of Clark’s Story.

Being able to talk about our sweet son and all that he has done in our lives is such a gift and we hope it brings love and inspiration to the many out there who are suffering themselves. God is close to the brokenhearted. He is with us every step and asks that we reach out to hold His hand in trust. Praying for all of you and still passionately waiting to embrace God and our loved ones in heaven! Love you Clark Job

Part 1 of Clark’s Story:

https://secure-hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/d/5/7/d57cbf88715bc124/Where_Faith_Begins_Show_7_111016-PODCAST.mp3?c_id=13284680&expiration=1481681349&hwt=0436b1aab89a1922245dcc6a4c5e1c14

Part 2 of Clark’s Story:

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/b/1/8/b189e10c3619ae71/Where_Faith_Begins_Show_8_112416-PODCAST.mp3?c_id=13286658&expiration=1481681129&hwt=4d101b8809a23dcf91635d292f0e1d2c