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Life and Loss

Samantha Elbertson
Samantha Elbertson
July 8, 2023

Early June, we experienced the unexpected loss of a 6 month old baby in utero. By the month's end we welcomed a new life- baby girl, Eillette- into our home. In the fullness of time we expect, with hope, to understand the great mystery of life and loss. For now we ask for prayers for both new souls.

Fr. Ernie celebrates a funeral mass for our baby lost in miscarriage

All of us at Good Counsel would like to thank you for your support and prayers. Because of your generosity we were able to hold the hand of every pregnant woman who came to us through their pregnancy, delivery and postpartum bonding. And with your continued support, 24 tiny new lives so far this year are growing up safe and strong and loved not only by their mothers, but by Good Counsel house managers, resident advisors and child care professionals whom work selflessly in each of our homes setting the foundation for each child.

We know that these early days, weeks and months can be crucial in making sure children are not just properly nourished, but truly thriving. After a period of bonding, mothers ease back into their own lives. They are continuing education, applying for jobs and learning new skill sets essential for home ownership and parenting.

Please keep in your prayers all of Good Counsel's mothers, and pray for all our babies, especially these new additions. Pray for them regularly, and consider a recurring donation to support mothers and children pregnant, parenting and in need.

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