Then unexpectedly, I began to have various health problems to the point that finally I could no longer continue to work a regular job. Mary's words came back to me, "now let me take care of you".
God's plan for me continues to unfold. I knew that God would provide for me, as is promised in scripture, "He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it: and "All things work together for good for those who love God and live according to his purpose." When my paid sick leave ran out, I suddenly began getting a lot of orders on my website.
Although there are days that the pain, dizziness and fatigue make it difficult to accomplish much of anything, God has blessed me with this talent and provided the means for me to support myself. Although I didn't qualify for retirement at the time I had to stop working, in time I was able to apply my unpaid sick leave to my years served for partial retirement.
I now have two talented helpers who I pay to wire wrap the Hail Mary beads for me and then I make the multiple part Our Father beads and the connections to the crucifix and center medal to complete the rosary. I am also blessed with many loyal customers who offer to pray for me, and ask me to pray for them.
As Mary said in her beautiful prayer, one of the few times that our Mother is quoted in the Bible, "The Lord who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.