What a weekend!
Saturday morning, our youngest daughter Megan, gave birth to her and Andrew’s first child and our second grandson. They are in Michigan and everyone is doing well!
Then today, our first grandson was baptized during a beautiful Mass in Columbia, SC!
A busy weekend without much sleep, even with the extra hour, but worth every minute.
The Baptism was part of a very traditional Mass. . . lots of pipe organ, chant, incense and a focus on Jesus as our Savior. One of the prayers made reference as Jesus being the “the Head of our church and the Author of our salvation”. I know I’ve heard that before, but it struck me as something new that I will meditate upon as I work to re-internalize that in my mind as I have sadly lost track of that. A gracious thank to to our long time family friend, the Rev. Dr. James F. Lyon, IV for his love and counsel as he brought Theodore into the Body of Christ this morning.
Recently, my Aunt Ruth commented on a family FB post. It reminded me that since we moved to SC in 1996, there were several family members that we hadn’t seen due to the distance. So, I decided to add another story that some of those family members may not know.
Many years ago, my father gave me the ring that my mom had made for him when they became engaged in 1953. It is a real ruby in a gold setting and it was made by my mom’s uncle Steve, who was the father in law of my Aunt Ruth, (Her husband, my Uncle Steve died several years ago), father of my Aunt Cindy and grandfather to my cousins Karen and Stephen.
Since Theodore is my first grandson, someday he will get that ring and by the time he is old enough to appreciate it, it will be close to 100 years old. I am writing a little history of the ring so that when I’m gone, he will be able to appreciate the family tree that it came from and while we might not get together and someday we will all be gone, I hope it makes Theodore remember his roots as I do today.