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    OT: A personal note

    dear forum folks,
    Normally I would not come out and make a whole new thread be about something personal going on in our family's life. But this forum has been such a blessing to me, and there are so many of you that I know personally now, having met you at conferences, or at Sodalitas, that I wanted so share our most recent news about our littlest one.

    Those of you who were at Sodalitas knew that I was 8 weeks pregnant at the time, and were so kind and sweet to offer to pray for our little one. Well, we can really use the prayers. We found out yesterday that our 22 week-er has Trisomy 13. This does not have a good prognosis. We have lost little ones before, with no chance to see them, or know them. For that reason, I am grateful that whatever happens, we will get to name this little person, and have memories of him or her. For those of you who pray, my one hope is that baby will be able to be Baptized and Confirmed. So if you could please pray for that request, I would be most grateful.

    Our family is doing well with this news, as we have faced other difficult times and the children know that our real life is the life we will live in heaven. Our 8 year who has a congenital heart condition had a great insight last night...basically, that we will all die anyway, so why be sad? Faith in children is a blessing indeed. Today also happens to be our 4 year-old's birthday. So on a day when we could be so sad, we are instead rejoicing in life, and the joy that all our children have brought us.

    So you will see that my signature has changed, and if you just please remember to pray for us when you see it, I would be so grateful. And thank you all for being such a community to me, on this journey that we are all on.
    16th Year HSing; 10th Year with MP
    DD, 19, Homeschool grad; college sophomore
    DS, 17
    DD, 15
    DD, 13
    DD, 11
    DD, 9
    DD, 7
    DS, 2

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    Oh Sarah! A great big virtual hug! I know your Faith is strong, but it is still sad I pray for peace for you and your family!
    Last edited by howiecram; 11-03-2015, 11:13 AM.

    DD1 8/23/09 -Mix of MP 6/7
    DS2 9/1/11 - Mix of SC 7/8 and SC 9/10 (R&S 5, FFL)
    DD3 2/9/13 -SC 5/6

    Previous Years
    DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4, Mix of MP3/4, Mix MP5/6
    DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, AAR/Storytime Treasures), CLE Math, Mix of MP3/4, MP5 (literature mix of SC 7/8/MP5)
    DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK, AAR), MP1, MP2


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      Many, many prayers being offered for your request, a miracle (if it be God's will) and peace for each and every member for your family. Sometimes this life can be so, so hard. Thank God for our faith that has revealed the truth, which brings such hope.



      Homeschooling mom for 11 years

      dd - 11th grade using MP
      ds - 9th grade using MP and Kolbe Academy


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        Hugs and prayers for you and your baby, Sarah!
        Nieva, blessed to have such thoughtful MP friends

        2021-2022: 8th year homeschooling and with MP
        DS14, 9th~ MPOA Latin, Kolbe Academy Freshman
        DS13, 8th~ MPOA except math and composition
        DS11, 6th~ MPOA except math and composition
        DS 7, 2nd~ MP w/ Mom

        Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light, and without You, I am in darkness. ~St. Pio


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          I love you, sweet friend, and our prayers continue for your little one and your entire family.
          Festina lentē,
          Jessica P

          '22-'23 • 13th year HSing • 11th year MP
          DS Hillsdale College freshman
          DD 11th • HLN & Latin online
          DD 8th • HLN & Home
          DS 5th • HLN & Home
          Me • Memoria College, MPOA Fourth Form for Adults

          Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
          Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016


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            Thank you for the update, Sarah. I will keep your family in my prayers.
            DS--9, 3M/4M
            DD--7, mix of 1 and 2
            DD--5, MP K


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              Lifting you up to St Gerard and our Blessed Mother, Sarah. May She wrap your entire family in her mantle.
              Plans for 2022-23

              Year 12 of homeschooling with MP

              DD1 - 27 - college grad, bakery owner
              DD2 - 16 - 11th grade - HLS Cottage School - online classes, Dual Credit - equestrian and theatre
              DS3 - 14 -7A Cottage School - soccer/tennis/aviation -dyslexia and dysgraphia
              DS4 -14 - 7A Cottage School -soccer/tennis/aviation -auditory processing disorder
              DD5 - 10- Mash up of SC levels and standard MP, Cottage School - inattentive ADHD - equestrian and tumbling
              DS6 - 9 - MP 1 - home with momma


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                I'm so sorry you have to walk this difficult road, Sarah. I will pray that the God of all peace will give you and your family comfort.

                In Christ,
                2019-20 School Year:
                Ethan (7A)
                Matthew (5A)
                Silas (1st)
                Eleanor (4yo dabbling in PK as time allows)
                Andrew (brand new as of Oct 2019)


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                  Oh Sarah, much love and many prayers for you and your whole family. Life can be such a rocky journey at times. Jesus is with us in every step and breath and there is great comfort in that.
                  homeschooling mother to a 16yo boy & 18yo girl, both learning at the high school level, and an adult son whom I homeschooled all the way through. You are welcome to read more about our homeschooling life at my blog: link via my username. Please forgive any typos in my comments here! I'm disabled and can't always type clearly.


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                    I'm so very sorry to hear this, Sarah! You can be sure that I will lift you up in my prayer time each day. Your faith and focus are so strong and I pray they will completely carry you through this time.
                    Lisa, mom of 10. They are 29, 27, 25, 23, 21, 19, 17, 15, 13, and 8.

                    My hands, house, and heart are full!


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                      Sarah, you, your family, and your little one will be our thoughts and prayers.
                      "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - W.B. Yeats

                      Educating with MP from Day One!
                      Currently using 2nd, K, and SC1


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                        I will pray for your little one, and for your family...I am really sorry to hear about this...I wish I lived closer and could be there to support you in person...I will also pray specifically for the baptism and confirmation of your little one...Thank you for sharing something so personal...You are part of my heart and my life...

                        Lord Have Mercy...

                        Homeschooling two boys
                        DS -21 (9/00) Homeschool graduate, in college
                        DS -17 (9/04) (SN)
                        DS -15 (7/06)


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                          Sarah, we will pray for you, your family and little one, I grieve with you and also celebrate that every life matters. Blessings to my still unmet but valued friend! Your perspective is based in truth and I'm so touched by your 8year old. May the Lord see you all through every step and grant you your requests.

                          Much love, hugs, and tears,

                          Amy (Maggie)

                          Nine babies, 6 graduated, 5 married, 17 grand babies 7 and under!
                          2020/21 MP 3rd, 6th, 11th MPOA, College student. Starting 8th year using Memoria Press
                          Director of Coop 412, a Classical Christian Coop using MP and based on Ephesians 4:12.


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                            I'm so, so sorry to hear this. Your daughter's words were so touching and she's right - we shouldn't be sad because we're all going to die at some point and it's only through earthly death that we can achieve eternal life. However, it is because we know how precious life is and because we know that each one of us is created in His image that it is so profoundly sad to lose someone we love - especially when that someone is so young.

                            I am praying for you, for your family and for your sweet little one.

                            DD15 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek I & Latin IV + VideoText math
                            DS12 - 7th core + Novare Earth Science + CLRC HS Latin I + VideoText math
                            DD8 - SC level 2


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                              I remember reading your post the other day about waiting on test results. I am so sorry for this news. I will continue to pray for you, your little one and family. I know you know this, but I had to tell myself this over and over....."God has a plan. I may not always know or understand, but He loves me."

                              With love and hugs,
                              Son and Daughter (twins) 8, MP Second Grade 2016-2017
                              Completed Jr. Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade
                              Son 22, Corrections Officer, Marching Band Horn line Instructor
                              Daughter 17, PS, 3rd year Marching Band, 1st Flute