Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season. My hubby and I had the best getaway in Arizona. We were upgraded to a gorgeous suite, had great weather, each gained 5lbs (haha!), and relaxed. Could not have asked for a better trip.
As we are starting 2015 and preparing for our transfer, I wanted to share how much my faith has helped me over the past few years. I may not go to church every weekend, but I pray constantly and I feel so close to God when I do. Last night Dave and I went to a special mass for couples trying to conceive at St. Lucy’s Church in Newark, NJ. We were able to light some candles, write in a book to St. Gerard and pin a dollar on the beautiful St. Gerard statue’s coat. It was very traditional and what a gorgeous church. Here are two pictures.
Many people pray in the morning when they walk up and read a daily devotion, but I love to pray before bed. I read my prayers, say my own of course and I have started to read the Bible on an app on my phone. I light my St .Gerard candle and it is very peaceful for me and a way to unwind. Here are a few of my go to evening prayers:
As you can see I have a St. Gerard medal that I wear, but that is not all! You do not have to be religious to be spiritual…everyone can find comfort and prayer in other things. here are a few of mine as well-
These all have a special meaning to me. As you can see I have an elephant bracelet and necklace- it is a sign for a new beginning. (I also read a book recently on elephants and it is amazing how they are all so close and into family.) I have my “with brave wings she flies” necklace from a dear friend who thought of me and sent it my way. I have my Alex and Ani fish bracelet which stands for fertility. This one has an even more special meaning because two other girls in my support group wore it during their transfer process and one now has a baby and one is expecting! Last two- my balance bracelet from my sister. It has mud from the dead sea (the lowest part of the Earth) and water from Mt. Everest (the highest part). My last bracelet on the far right is from Arizona and has a small bunny charm on it as well. My husband and I walked up to a stand and out of dozens of bracelets I picked it up and the woman told me it was a bracelet to help with Infertility. Sold!! haha…but how amazing? Signs all over the place 2015 is going to be our year.
What do you wear, read or say to yourself daily to keep the peace?