There were lots of reasons why this past weekend was memorable. First and foremost it was a significant event in my sister’s life as she took the public step of being baptized into the Church (of the Catholic flavor). It was such an honor for me to be there to support and celebrate with her. I could not be more excited and proud of her.
In addition to the Easter Vigil service on Saturday evening, Sunday was a huge celebration of the gift of family, as all of my immediate family–my half-bro’s fam included–gathered together (an occasion that happens once a year if we’re lucky). My brother in-law’s mother and husband were also able to join us. You don’t often get days with people who know each other so and at the same time love being together. I am eternally grateful I have been blessed with a family that finds joy in being together, and immediately begins counting the days to the next meeting.
Photos help me tell stories and remind me of stories I need to hear. So here is a bit of that from this weekend: