Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sweet Pea Potty Adventures!

Yesterday I traveled from Michigan to New York with two men and a car. During the long road trip we got stuck in an intense traffic jam in PA. After being at a stand still for over an hour I desperately needed a bathroom. About 45 min’s later we made it to what turned out to be a remote exit. A tree/ bushes, napkins from Panera and an umbrella on the side of the road were my only options until… a random port a potty was spotted!!! Thank you Lord for providing me with “Sweet Pea Potties”!!!

Thank you 'Sweet Pea Potties'!!!!

Not only was this Sweet Pea Potty fully equipped with toilet paper and hand sanitizer… we also found these ¬†fancy, girly hand napkins! The two guys said the picture and the quote on the napkins couldn’t be more appropriate for me! I agree ūüėČ Ha ha…!!!!

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." ~Coco Chanel

 

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Thanking God for the Gift of My Life

In thanksgiving for the gift of my life and for my full recovery I wish to go on three pilgrimages. Some may think that’s excessive but one can never thank God enough! Not only are these pilgrimages my way of thanking God (as well as Our Blessed Mother & saints for their intercession) but it’s a way for me to see the beauty of this world and live my life to the full. The three pilgrimages I hope to make are to:

1. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City – I’ve always had a devotion to her and have been blessed by visiting her basilica before when I lived in Mexico. But I want to thank her for protecting me. I was wearing a beautiful medal of her the night I was shot and I know without a doubt she was there with me. And like every wonderful mother she hasn’t left my side!

2. Rome/St. Philomena – Visiting Rome is my way of thanking the Church both Militant and Triumphant for their intercessory pray that has poured an abundant of graces upon me these past two years. And while in Rome I definitely want to make a side trip to Mugnano and visit St. Philomena who too has been my constant companion. Someone brought a booklet of prayers to her to my hospital room and to this day I have no idea who. She has been a good friend to me from heaven and I want to thank her by visiting her Shrine.

3. El Camino de Santiago/The Way of St. James – It’s a very physical pilgrimage of 700 miles but very beautiful! I’ve had many friends make the camino and their powerful experiences and stories have planted a deep desire to make the camino for myself. After watching the movie The Way only increased my desire to make this pilgrimage. This pilgrimage would be one of thanksgiving to God but especially honoring Him and giving Him glory for my physical recovery.

If you have ever been to any of these locations and have some advice or someone I can contact please feel free to email!

God is Sovereign!

~Rosario Rodriguez

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And So It Continues…

I heard from the district attorney and the sentencing hearing was delayed AGAIN!¬† Because of the defense’s late filing of their motion and the district attorney being in another trial, the new date for the sentencing hearing is Dec. 9th.¬† This will hopefully allow the district attorney enough time to prepare a written response to the defense’s fifty page motion and allow the judge enough time to review the documents and make a decision.
I am frustrated that there was no resolution this week, but I do see an end in sight.. providing the judge denies the defense’s motion.¬† The deputy district attorney is also frustrated but hopeful.
Thank you for all of your prayers; they are greatly appreciated.  Please continue to pray for all involved, especially for the coversion of the defendant that she will come to know the incredible love, mercy and forgiveness of Christ.

God is Sovereign!

~Rosario Rodriguez

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The Last Trial Hearing?

There is a court hearing today and hopefully it will be the last. After the defense changed her attorney ¬†and received many¬†continuance’s since December the judge finally plans to make a decision regarding the defenses motion for a new trial at today’s hearing. If the judge deny’s their motion for a new trial then the defendant will be sentenced today. Please pray that the judge deny’s their request for a new trial and that the defendant is sentenced justly. Above all, please pray that no matter what I will accept God’s Will in all of this.

Thank you to all of you who have supported me these past two years… especially in prayer! I couldn’t imagine going through this without all of you amazing prayer warriors! Words cannot express how truly grateful I am. Please know that I pray every day for all of you who are praying for me.

God is Sovereign!

~Rosario Rodriguez

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