As the siyum Hashas approaches I cant help but the think back to the incredible experience i had at the last three. Each one at a different syage of my life. The first was as a high school student the second as an olser single and the third happily married but in a quiet pickwick apartment.
So, I started thinking of Rabbi Yeciel Spero’s story called Babies and Bubblegum Where a childless couple lovingly prepared pekaluch to bring to shul and give out after the children aswere Yehai Shmai Rabba. Is this a sefgula broght down? i dont know i never really ran after segulos in my years of waititng to have children. But what I cant help thinking is 100,000 people will be togther just becasue we want to honor hashem. what better venue can there be to make a bakasha during the awe inspiring moments of kaddish.
So, I humbally ask you all PLEASE keep in mind the childless couples when you answer AMEN. The booming sound is HEARTWARMING the silence in a home without children HEARTBREAKING. I know i have lived through it. and it was unbearable!
when i sit among the heilege people on wednesday night i will be saying a silent tefila for those who need their yeshua and i ask that you do too.
A Grateful Mommy
[Editor’s note: This letter was published as it was submitted.]