Thursday, March 24, 2011

Asking St. Anthony for help

*UPDATE: She's been found! Thank you for your prayers!

Little Miss Chatterbox has a very dear friend named Tigress. She's a stuffed animal tiger, but she's much more to Chatterbox. Look at any picture of Chatterbox on this blog, and you will see Tigress tucked under her arm. She doesn't go ANYWHERE without her. To Chatterbox, she's a member of the family. She even made her a Valentine on St. Valentine's feast day. She wanted me to take pictures of Tigress when I took the kids school pictures. She made sure I set up a spot at the table for Tigress at our St. Patrick's day feast. She can't sleep without her.
And she's been missing for two days.
The last time Chatterbox remembers having her was outside. We looked everywhere but couldn't find her. I hope she's not outside because it's been raining the past two days. Tigress was already falling apart from being so loved. I don't think she would make it through two days in the rain. My heart breaks for my little girl as she adjusts to life without Tigress. She's doing surprisingly well. I thought bedtime would be a problem but it hasn't been. Every so often, I notice Chatterbox reach under her arm and then remember that Tigress is not there.
Would you please ask St. Anthony of Padua to pray for us and help us find her?

"St. Anthony, St. Anthony, please come around. Something's been lost and cannot be found."