FTER FIFTEEN YEARS in health care and many inspirational
moments, one memory remains remarkably clear. As I entered the hospital
room for the pastoral visit, I was met by a young woman with large
blue eyes nervously darting and blinking, a side effect from a drug
administered to help prevent a miscarriage.
I learned the young lady feared an eighth miscarriage,
which would end again her dream of bearing a live child. As a precautionary
measure, she would be confined to bed rest for months, separated
from her husband, family and friends. This was a small price for
her. Her hope did not waiver as we prayed daily for her childs
Prayer and persistence were rewarded when she delivered
her first child alive and healthy.
director of Mission Integration
CHRISTUS St. Josephs Home