Good Morning out there! It is extremely early, 4:15 am to be exact, but I can't sleep!
How are y'all doing? Today is Day 31 of the fall 40 Days for Life Campaign. Only
9 days left! So many blessings! I want to list some of the many blessings that I see
and experience each day. I'm touched by angels everyday, God is so great!
I wish that I had taken the time to list one recap of each day as it happened.
But since I didn't, here are just some of the blessings I've received during this pro-life
On weekdays, we have an average of 32 people a day come and pray. On the weekend
the average is about 20 people a day. (Give or take a little).Some of these
people come daily, some come multiple times a week. Some pop in for 20 - 30 minutes.
Others stay for an hour, and then there are those who spend 2 hours or more.
One of my friends, Irma, is at the courtyard at 7:00 a.m. Mon.-Fri. and comes back
again at 3:00 pm. (When the church bells ring at 3, we sing the Divine Mercy Chaplet).
Needless to say, she is an angel, and a dear friend. She has also brought me an apple
and a granola bar because she was worried I wasn't eating! She has also sent me home
and stayed longer! Since she is there at 7, I don't have to be there until 8!
Another one of my friends, Muriel, comes daily, she fills in when I need her. (A lot)
She also comes at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings and stays until right before Mass at
10:00 a.m. She then comes back at 5:45 p.m. and closes up at 7:00 p.m. so that my
husband and I can go to the 6:00 p.m. Mass. Another angel and dear friend.
My friend, Candi, will show up and say, "Go home, Sharla, you need a break! I've got
you covered!" She has done this several times. She also brought me an apple, washed,
cut in half, in a baggie! We pray together, visit, and we always end up in tears! She always
shows up just when I need her most, another angel, another dear friend.
There are many more who send me on my way, so many special people I am blessed
to spend time with almost each and every day. We have this common bond, our love
of God, our faith, our pro-life stance, our commitment to speaking up for the unborn.
Last but definitely not least is my own family, my wonderful husband, my children,
my grandchildren. They are so supportive. They come and pray, they help close up
so that I can go on home. They understand when I'm tired, and for the last 31 days,
they've done everything they can to make my life easier since I spend so much time
at the courtyard. They never complain and love to hear about the many blessings of
prayer and fellowship I've been apart of that day.
I hope you all have a wonderful day, full of blessings and angels! I am going to go and
get ready to start my day at the courtyard! I will need lots of coffee today! Really, I just
need God's grace, His love, His angels, I need Him!
Bye for now, Sharla
From his fullness we have all received,
grace upon grace.