Ever since I was in 4th grade, and first learned about St. Therese of Lisieux, I have LOVED praying Novenas to her. And without fail, sometime at the end of the Novena I would see a rose (or some other kind of flower) along my path, and know she was interceding for me.
Today, on her Feast Day, DH and I finished the Novena together. You can assume correctly as to what one of our intentions was. (But I included many this time, for all of you, for all unborn babies, for family members who have fallen from the Church, etc.)
And so far today, neither of us has seen a rose.
That is, except for the dying ones I have in a vase up on the counter.
On the first day of the Novena, before we began, DH bought me a dozen red roses, just to let me know he was thinking of me :) I told him afterwards about the Novena. So he seems to think THAT was our sign.
Hmmm... I'm not so sure. I've never seen the rose BEFORE starting the Novena. And what about him? His sign can't be one that he bought himself!!
Well, she's always answered my prayers in the past, so I know that she is interceding for us. Maybe she plans to give me that sign when God decides the timing is right for my ultimate prayer of motherhood to be answered. And maybe that time isn't now :(