Gianna Caeli Henninger's Journal
Written Jan 5, 2014 10:37pmToday marks the third anniversary of Gianna's death. She died in my arms three years ago this morning, surrounded by her family.
In honor of this day, we had the Rite of Miscarriage for our Sara Noelle and the blessing of the Henninger Children headstone. Both were lovely ceremonies and we feel blessed to have been able to have them performed.
We also feel so thankful for our pastor, Father Nathe, performing the Rite and the Blessing, and for all who attended today's event.
I don't have a long journal entry today.
My heart is full. I miss my children, yet I have hope for our reunion in Eternity.
I am deeply grateful to have been BLESSED with maternity 13 times and to have seven wonderful children here on earth to mother.
Thank You, Lord.
Ray likes this one:
My Lord, the baby is dead!
Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of its parents’ face—it will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?
“Why, My child—do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why.
You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind she hears the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes she sees everlasting Beauty—she sees My face. She was created and lived a short time so the image of her parents imprinted on her face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. She knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. She laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. She was created for My joy and his parents’ merits. She has never seen pain or sin. She has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, made it grow and called it forth.”
I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity. -- Mother M. Angelica
And one of my favorites:
Prayer After A MiscarriageDear Mother Mary,I come before you today with a heavy heart. I have lost the beautiful child from within my womb; the child god gave me. I do not want to accept this, yet it bring my sorrow to you, O Mother of Sorrows, because you understand. I am filled with a deep sadness, O Mary, and I cry sometimes silently for this my beloved little one, now with you. O Mary, I feel so alone, although my family and friends do their best to comfort me. Still, I trust God, even when I don't understand.O Heavenly Father, You know what is best for us always. Perhaps my child would have suffered greatly in life, or wasn't ready yet to come into the world. I ask you, dear God, to please send Your mercy on all parents who are experiencing the loss and pain of a miscarriage, and console them with the sure certainty that they will see their little treasure again.I admit I feel some fear for the future, an apprehension that this could happen again. Nevertheless, O Lord, I put my trust in You. You are the God who heals me; You are the good Shepherd who will neither leave me nor forsake me, so I am at peace. Please kiss my little saint, and tell my child I yearn for the day we will be together again, with You, in the Kingdom of heaven.O Lord, grant my husband and me the grace according to Your Will to conceive again. Help us to continue to make our home a welcoming place for all life.Jesus, Comforter of all who mourn, we put our trust in You. Amen.
Rite for Miscarriage
Written Dec 18, 2013 1:34pmThe Rite for Miscarriage will be performed for Sara Noelle Henninger on January 5, 2014 at 1pm at Ocean View Cemetery.
Father Nathe will preside and he will also bless the headstone for Tess, Loren, and Gianna Henninger.
ALL ARE WELCOME.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
Written Dec 10, 2013 10:52amIn loving memory of Sara Noelle Henninger
October 2013 ~ December 2013
United with siblings Kelly, Loren, Tess, Fiona, and Gianna.
Missed by Mom and Dad, Ann Marie and Ray, and sibs-on-earth, Ean, Erin, Kate, Claire, Aidan, Jack, and Joseph.
What a sweet Heavenly reunion we anticipate one day!
"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Romans 8:18
Glory Baby by Watermark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDU4ySya_Vk
In Heaven's Arms by Eric Genuis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UqaVWiHAYo
ALL LIFE IS SACRED, NO MATTER THE LENGTH OF DAYS