I wanted to share a story that happened to us last week which was just so coincidental it had to be fate. A few months ago I was searching for different prayers to pray to God to bless us with a baby. I had already been doing my Novena to St. Ann and I was just curious to see if there were other things out there. While searching I came across a website for St. Gerard, he is the patron Saint of children (and unborn children in particular); childbirth; mothers (and expectant mothers in particular); motherhood; infertility. The website stated you could send a preaddressed postage paid envelope to this address in Yonkers, NY and they would send you a blessed medal of St.Gerard as a keepsake. So I went to my Mom's and used one of her envelopes and stamps and piece of stationary to write Mrs. Spano a note and sent away for this medal.
I thought it couldn't hurt, I already have a few things to keep my spirits up. My friend Julie sent me a beautiful Angel which sits on my mantel to keep our hope alive. When Steve and I were in Niagara Falls we stopped at a Buddhist Temple and received a blessed statue of their Guanyin Pusa (mother and child).
So last week, on Tuesday, the day we found out that we are pregnant I come home from work and grab the mail like I always do, and in the mail is the St. Gerard medal and a little prayer card. Talk about timing! The medal is too big for my necklace (which has a wishbone and little charm that reads "Faith" from my sister on it) so I've attached it to my keys so I always have it. The prayer card is in my purse.