Some of y'all might remember Mark Windsor - he was a blogger here on St Blogs who has been on hiatus for a while.
I got an email from him yesterday and I just got his permission to post this information and prayer request.
His lovely wife Agnieszka went into early labor last night; 8 weeks premature. They've stopped it with drugs for now. Her water broke. She's stuck in the hospital until the baby comes.
(Excerpt from Mark's email follows:)
The problem is, they haven't figured out when to let that happen. Second dose of steroids was late last night. We saw the Dr. this morning. He said he's not hopeful that it will last a matter of weeks, and seems to be hoping to get through the next 48 hours to let the steroids have an effect. No signs of infection at this point.
Priest visited yesterday. Annointing of the sick, confession, communion. Very nice.
Getting help from my mom. She's in town for the duration.
Mother-in-law is scheduled for early January.
Amelia and Emma are beginning to show signs of stress - tummy problems.
What is sleep...
All three cats are sick. Mark
Saint Gianna, pray for her!
St. Joseph, patron of fathers, support Mark in what he must do.
The following prayer was written by St Gianna.
Jesus, I promise You to submit myself to all that You permit to befall me,make me only know Your will.
My most sweet Jesus, infinitely merciful God, most tender Father of souls,and in a particular way of the most weak, most miserable, most infirm which You carry with special tenderness between Your divine arms,
I come to You to ask You, through the love and merits of Your Sacred Heart,
the grace to comprehend and to do always Your holy will,
the grace to confide in You,
the grace to rest securely through time and eternity in Your loving divine arms. Amen