At our recent vestry meeting, Audrey Roco offered the following reflection for our opening compline service. It is well worth the read. . .
As many of you know, my daughter was diagnosed with severe heart failure in late 2015. She was hospitalized for over 3 months in the cardio intensive care unit in Philadelphia, PA. I spent a lot of that time driving back and forth between CT and PA and living in the hospital with her. I cried a lot, I prayed even more. I have to say St. Francis was a huge source of my strength then and now. I prayed, I prayed a lot. I prayed when I woke up, I prayed throughout the day – when I was driving, sitting at my desk at work, in the hospital with my daughter, at night before I tried to sleep. One of the things I constantly prayed for was God give me Heather’s issue and give my daughter my health; a normal prayer for any mother, or any parent actually, in a situation like this.
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