On Wednesday, June 6 we welcomed Rachel Marie into the world. Thanks to God, my wonderful husband/coach and amazing certified nurse midwife, I was able to have another natural childbirth. I only pushed for 10 minutes (hate me now!). Rachel weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. We came home today and she is nursing beautifully. Madeline is a very proud big sister and quite the baby hog (she never tires of holding Rachel in our arms). Thank you to everyone for their prayers and support. We are infinitely blessed! Thanks be to God!
Thanksgiving for Motherhood
Mary, I am so happy. I, too, am a mother (again)! Thank you for joining me in my petitions to your son, dear Mother of Happy Delivery. You were with me in my Bethlehem. Thank you. I know you are with me now in my Nazareth. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Amen.
(From Mother’s Manual by A. Francis Coomes, S.J., published by Pauline Books & Media)