Did you know the Catholics have a patron saint for those who are childless? I stumbled upon it the other day. She’s Saint Anne, mother of Mary, grandmother of Jesus. Not much is known about her, but it appears she did not conceive until late in life and Mary was her only child. She’s not quite the saint for those of us who are not infertile, just childless by marriage or circumstance, but she’s as close as we come. You can read about her at http://www.praying4ababy.com/stanne.html
Is there someone you admire who really exemplifies our situation and might be our own unofficial saint?
I took another run through my Childless by Marriage book, tweaking it here and there over the weekend. Now I think it’s really ready to blast into the world. Stay tuned.
For those who noticed steam coming out of their computer in my recent exchange with my stepdaughter, we have reached a delicate peace agreement offline.