Today was Charlie's due date. It doesn't feel painful, really... but it does feel very solemn, now that I am the lone wakeful person in the house, and it's dark, all the life and light and colour quietly departed. I wanted to just take a moment to remember together, to pray together, on this day. Thanks for your wishes.
Psalm 129, De profundis. Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord hear my voice.
Let Thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. If Thou, O
Lord, wilt mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand it? For with Thee
there is merciful forgiveness, and by reason of Thy law, I have waited
for Thee, O Lord. My soul has relied on His word, my soul hath
hoped in the Lord. From the morning watch even until night, let
Israel hope in the Lord. Because with the Lord there is mercy; and
with Him plentiful redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his
iniquities. May the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.