blessed mother and child

“I got pregnant when I was twenty-two. It wasn’t planned. The father and I weren’t even in a relationship. But I thought I could handle it on my own. I felt like a modern woman. I was in law school. I wanted to be a diplomat. But oh man, it was hard. I wasn’t emotionally prepared to deal with it. Society doesn’t treat the child of an unwed mother like a blessing. When you’re married and pregnant, people come up and ask all kinds of questions: ‘Is it a boy? Is it a girl? How are you feeling?’ But that doesn’t happen when you’re single. People saw me getting fatter, but everyone avoided the subject. Instead they asked each other: ‘What happened? Do you know anything?’ I felt invisible. I dropped out of law school because I felt so ashamed. Thankfully a few close friends carried me through. My daughter is eighteen now. Everything turned out fine. But I wish I could have enjoyed my pregnancy more.”

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

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anonymous asked:

What was friedrich's reaction when jo first told him she was pregnant

Surprise. Life with Jo has always been full of surprises, and because he was so wrapped up in the martial bliss with Jo and his nephews, it didn’t occur to him the possibility of being a father. He had already been a father like figure to Emil and Franz, and for him to be told he is going to actually be a father, a child of his own, it was surprising. 

When he doesn’t say anything at first, Jo is so worried, maybe he didn’t want a child of their own, they hadn’t really talked about it, but just before she starts to break down into tears, Friedrich goes on his knees before her, wrapping his arms around her and he kisses her stomach. He thanks her for this incredible blessing, and that to have her be the mother of his child is more than he could have ever hoped. Jo feels better about his reaction and tells him to get up so she could kiss him. 

Christian Witch Blessing for the Unborn

White Candle

Anoint the candle with your oil of choice of you wish.

Light the candle and meditate. Visualize a white light surrounding the pregnant person. Visualize the light building up in intensity around the belly where the baby is laying in the womb.

Chant the following Psalm 3 times:

Psalm 127:3– “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward”

Let the candle continue to burn. If you like to pray to saints, Saint Gerard Majella is a patron saint of unborn children. Ask for his prayers and intercession in regards to the pregnancy

Inspired by the person asking curses for an unborn fetus to be miscarried. Christian Witches, if you want to bless the child and the mother instead, you may use this spell :)


                    “Remember the first time I invited you to join us at fairy tail?”                               | Erza-San, Let us be the ones to protect you this time.” |  Chp. 164 vs Chp. 453