I am not an overtly religious person, but I do believe there is something bigger than us out there. On this Marvelous Monday, I am feeling light and blessed. After a hectic weekend of family, friends, cleaning and food- we’re here. The house is clean once again, we’re headed to have fun with more friends and, most importantly to me, Millie is blessed and welcomed by God.
It may seem strange, but I fear Original Sin. I was raised (a halfie) primarily in the Catholic Church and taught all the things that involves- which means when my brother died in the first 24 hours of his life, I feared his OS. I later learned he had been blessed and baptized and read his last rights by a priest… but I panicked about his status and whether he was in purgatory and what that meant… Let’s just say it went on for a while. So, there it is. I fear Original Sin.
My fears, however, were turned to joy this Sunday when Father advised me to remember that when I hold Camille, she has been cleansed of Original Sin and she is too young to have sinned- I should know this makes her a true angel. While my children are my angels- real blessings to me- I felt lighter as she laid asleep in my arms. For Father spoke the truth. In my arms was a real angel. A child born of God, free of any and all sin.
As we laid down for sleep, I kissed her and felt safe. Our weekend was full of beauty and grace. Love of family and friends. Dave joined us at Church, and while he doesn’t adhere to the Catholic Church, he certainly supports me and raising the girls in faith. For that, I am blessed. I cannot change him (nor do I want to), but we love and support our choices. God is good, and I know S/He has a plan. There must be, because I’ve made it this far.
Thank you to everyone who spent the weekend with us in person, in spirit and in kind.
And a special thank you to my big sister (who flew with my 11 month old nephew) all the way from Florida, my mom and step dad and brother, Nick (Godfather) who drove up from Pennsylvania, and Millie’s Godmother, Kate, who drove from upstate New York!
Have a beautiful Monday (and week), Reader!