The only reason why I have been blessed with everything I have, the reason I get through everyday, and the person who has given me my most valued and prized possession, gabriella. I now can fathom his love for us as his children, in having my own. What an extraordinary feeling.
"By accepting the sufferings ‘offered’ by life and allowed by God for our progress and purification, we spare ourselves much harder ones. We need to develop this kind of realism and, once and for all, stop dreaming of a life without suffering or conflict. That is the life of heaven, not earth. We must take up our cross and follow Christ courageously every day; the bitterness of that cross will sooner or later be transformed into sweetness." — Fr. Jacques Philippe,