Cross # 15.4987

Ruskin, FL
I received the cross at the 2nd Annual Catholic Women’s Conference in Tampa, FL. On January 13, 2015 my father passed away making this the most painful event in my life or so I thought. I have been a devout catholic for my entire life of course not without the ups and downs in my relationship with GOD but for the most part it has been a wonderful friendship with him and Mama Mary. I have always said the most beautiful time in the catholic church is Lent. However for the past 48 years of my life I had never felt such awful pain on Good Friday. I know that it is such a sad day but this year I could actually feel the pain Mama Mary and God must have felt to see their son die. I did not loose a son but I lost my father at the age of 86 years old, the one person who had always been there for me and now he was gone. For many months I could not let go of the pain of loosing my father and Jesus. On Good Friday 2015, I buried Jesus and my father all over again. I kept struggling with the pain until I attended the conference and I won the cross in the raffle. There they also explained the story behind the cross. The cross I received said We love, because He first loved us. At the end of the conference I went home and I held my cross in my hand I cried, I talked to GOD and my heart was healed. I still miss my father but the pain has been replaced by great love for GOD. I want to thank you for putting the right cross in my hands at the right time.