Ten years ago today, I was in the hospital, having a miscarriage.
We named the baby James Matthias, after St. Matthias, whose feast day is today.
I began to pray that James would intercede for his father's faith and conversion.
Three months later, Atticus took his first tentative steps toward Catholicism.
Thank you, baby James.
Thank you, God, for the gift of intercessory prayer.
And thank you, God, and Atticus, for our many beautiful children, even if we can only see and hug and hold three of them. I know that one fine day we will all be together.
In the meantime, to my big family in heaven: pray for us!