WAS SO AMAZED AND OVERJOYED THAT
I FELT LIKE FLYING IN THE SKY!”
Dangjin-kun, Chungnam Province, Korea
September 2, 2001
first child is now a freshman in high school.
For 17 years since her birth, we have not had any more children.
We had tests in the hospital and tried many things to have another
baby, but they were no use. Sometimes
my body displayed signs similar to those of pregnancy, but tests showed no
pregnancy. For some years
already we had given up any hope.
I began making pilgrimages to Naju, and sometimes said to the Blessed
Mother that I wished to have another child.
One day I suddenly felt tired and sick, and went to a hospital, not
even imagining the possibility of being pregnant.
To my great surprise, the doctor said that I had been pregnant for
eight weeks. Then, the doctor
showed me the baby on an ultrasound scan.
The baby was waving its hands!
I was so amazed and overjoyed that I felt like flying in the sky.
As I was
walking out of the hospital, filled with joy, however, some anxiety began
sweeping over my mind, because I was already in my late childbearing years
and had not had a baby for seventeen years since the birth of my first
child. However, I remembered
the Blessed Mother’s messages about abortion and the image of the baby
waving its hands in my womb which I just saw.
I realized deeply that aborting a baby would be no different from
murdering a precious life. I
also thought about the terrible pains that babies go through during
abortions. So, I became
convinced that this baby was a great gift from the Lord and the Blessed
Mother of Naju, and was deeply grateful to Them.
baby grew healthily in my womb thanks to the graces from the Lord and the
Blessed Mother of Naju. When
it was the seventh month, I was hoping that the Pastor would name the
baby. One day, without being
asked, the Pastor asked me when I expected delivery.
After hearing my answer, he said, “If the baby is a son, name
him Justus. If a daughter,
name her Justina.” I
was overjoyed again and thanked the Blessed Mother, thinking that she sees
everything in my heart.
three months before delivery, I could not make pilgrimages to Naju.
I was so eager to see the Blessed Mother, but offered it up as a
sacrifice. About one month
before delivery, I received a great grace of seeing the Blessed Mother of
Naju in my dream.
baby was born healthy and is growing well.
This baby was born 17 years after the first child, but, whenever I
look at the baby, I realize how much the Lord and the Blessed Mother of
Naju love my family, and feel so grateful to Them.