||[Mar. 16th, 2011|06:08 pm]
SO i was in bed feeling sorry for myself because plans with my boyfriend did not work out as planned. i could feel my "depression" coming and i knew if i stayed put, i'd sink in a pool of feelingsorryformyself.
THEN i miraculously remembered that the statue of Our Lady of Fatima was suppose to be visiting my church either today or tomorrow. i had an overwhelming urge to check the church's weekly newsletter to see which day it was, and sure enough she was visiting TODAY. it was 30 minutes til 4:30 pm and that was when visiting hours would be over.
so i pulled on some shorts, threw on a tank top, grabbed my keys, and left.
[if that was not God talking to me, i dono what it is.]
i pulled into the church parkinglot, parked, and walked inside. nice ladies at a table greeted me and told me to take as many rosaries as i wanted and gave me a lil pamphlet to help me say my rosary prayer. i made a donation, and entered the church to stand in line to make my prayer with Our Lady of Fatima.
a man came up to me with something in his hand. placed it on my forehead and i closed my eyes. he said a quick prayer and blessed me before i was to come face to face with the Our Lady.
once it was my turn i knelt down infront of her, said my prayer, made the sign of the cross, and walked over to a pew and sat down. it was then that the tears began to flow. and i cried and cried. i stayed until 4:30 and watched everybody finish up their prayers. a woman was handing out yellow roses that had been displayed around the Our Lady, and she kindly gave on to me.
it is now hanging upside down to try in my room so i can add it with the rest of my dry roses. (i have roses that jorge has given to me through out the years of us dating, rosess from Grandpa's funeral, and now a rose from the Our Lady or Fatima.)
i had a sensation of happiness race through out me. and i knew that i was going to be okay. the depression went away. i no longer feel sad about whatever it was i was feeling sad about to begin with.
God planted it in my heart of REMINDING me to go visit the Our Lady and so i did.
if this wasn't a sign from God -- i don't know what is.