Monday, May 9, 2011
Busy and Blessed Weekend
It was a busy and blessed weekend!
Friday started out with a visit from my late husband's parents, Grandparents to Mer-man (And the rest of our children too) They came to attend First Holy Communion for Princess and got a bonus surprise from the visit...Mer-man received the Most Valuable Player Award for his Varsity Swim Team! They were able to attend his sports banquet and smile with Mer-man as proud grandparents. They live quite a distance away so we don't get to see them very often. This was a real treat for us all. Having lost 2 out of 4 sons, one being my late husband, it always warms my heart to share life's joyful moments with them, grateful to have them in our lives.
Princess received a special gift from us...A St. Kateri Tekakwitha Saint Doll, whom she had chosen as her First Holy Communion Patron Saint.
Following First Holy Communion we ventured back into "the world" for Prom Night.
I know, I know, some people cringe at those words...
Through it all, I just want to share that there are some good young people in the world. I'm not claiming that all good kids are perfect, but I do know some amazing and faith-filled Christian young people within our son's circle of friends. This is a GIGANTIC blessing and witness to the world around us. We are not discouraged and our hope is strong.
Our family van had a new "mission" this night...
I was simply impressed that our son, just 5 months shy of turning 18, wasn't embarrassed to drive it!
Dad helped convert it to a "Limo."
We hosted appetizers at our house, then the group of kids traveled to another home for dinner, followed by a last home for dessert. All of the teens handled being smothered by adults quite well!
I must say again, I was quite impressed!
Son and his date...Just friends.
I was also pleased to hear that wrist bands were given at the door by teacher chaperones. If you were caught dirty dancing, your wrist band would be snipped as a first warning. If caught a second time, you would be escorted out. Mer-man came home on time, all passengers delivered safely, with full wrist band in tact, praise God!
Though we were all pooped from several late nights and long days, my dear family insisted on keeping up our Mother's Day Mary Garden tradition. After breakfast and Mass, they sent me off to get my toes done with my Mom. This was a real treat by the way! Upon returning home, this is what my beloved and all 5 children created while I was gone...For me and our family devotion to the Blessed Mother, Patroness of life and ALL Mothers.
After hosting another family meal Sunday evening (at our house) with both of our parents that live in town, including my 93-year old Grandma, we were "officially" wiped out. What a combo of events we've had, right? It was an end to a VERY busy weekend...Busy But Blessed!