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a belated Mother's Day gift...

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 15, 2007

... from, of all places, the New York Times. In fact, the "Fashion" section. Who'd have guessed? But it's a lovely story, well worth reading.

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  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2007 7:32 PM ET USA

    To see this in the NYT of all rags! Maybe some of them will connect the dots.

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2007 6:36 PM ET USA

    God has already blessed this family abundantly, Catholicity. And as to the story appearing in the NYTimes, the Fashion editor obviously didn't make the connection Diogenes (and the rest of us) did. And may well suffer for it.

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2007 3:30 PM ET USA

    What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing. We are all God's children. WWJD, indeed!

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2007 3:00 PM ET USA

    Amazing! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes.

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2007 2:05 PM ET USA

    ...and we also need to send a loud, clear message to all prospective parents: THE DOCTORS ARE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT!!! TRUST IN GOD ALONE!!!

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2007 11:43 AM ET USA

    "I knew this was my test, my life's worth distilled into a moment." And you passed, dear. Too few people think that way anymore. It's been said that adversity doesn't develop character, it reveals it. May God bless this family abundantly.

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2007 11:27 AM ET USA

    Redemption is found the response of Elizabeth's heart to little Natalie. She "heard" grace and followed it. Could we all but do the same if and when we are called upon to do so. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzsimons are examples of holiness at work here. And thanks for posting this as I don't often read the NYT.

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2007 10:49 AM ET USA

    Thank you for one of the most uplifting stories I have read in a loooooong time! What a wonderful couple!

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2007 10:26 AM ET USA

    What a heart warming story! The Fitzsimons are truly heroic people. We need to read many many more stories like these. Yet, most people who exhibit such heroism are too busy living their lives.

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