We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...

We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...
1997's Climb

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

                On this day, three years ago, I spent praying to Our Lady of Guadalupe for a miracle.

Official Catholic accounts state that on the morning of December 9, 1531, Juan Diego saw an apparition of a young girl at the Hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City. Speaking to him in Nahuatl, the girl asked that a church be built at that site in her honor; from her words, Juan Diego recognized the girl as the Virgin Mary. Diego told his story to the Spanish Archbishop of Mexico City, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, who instructed him to return to Tepeyac Hill, and ask the "lady" for a miraculous sign to prove her identity. The first sign was the Virgin healing Juan's uncle. The Virgin told Juan Diego to gather flowers from the top of Tepeyac Hill. Although December was very late in the growing season for flowers to bloom, Juan Diego found Castilian roses, not native to Mexico, on the normally barren hilltop. The Virgin arranged these in his peasant cloak or tilma. When Juan Diego opened his cloak before Bishop Zumárraga on December 12, the flowers fell to the floor, and on the fabric was the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe.[1]

             Miracles.    I needed one...
            ...and what I've found out, is that I did have one!  Kim was MY miracle!!!!  How could I have been more blessed??
            When I was young and dumb - Kim found me, cleaned me up and taught me to appreciate all that we had and all that was around me. 
            Without her in my life....well, let's just say that I understand that Kim was my chance at something else...

Hope you had a blessed Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day!!!


1 comment:

  1. Dave...think of you and the "bambini" often, especially today, and praying for you daily. Yes, Kim, was a miracle and she spread God's love wherever she went. She is greatly missed. Love to all of you, Eva Lamentations 3:22-23"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."