What A Weekend!

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!

Maddox Andrew Peace, getting use to life on the outside.

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.

Theodore and our oldest daughter, Kelliann.

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.

The ring. I wore it today in my dad’s memory.

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.

Our cup runneth over.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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13 Responses to What A Weekend!

  1. blmaluso says:

    Congratulations to you and your family on your new addition! He is such a sweetheart ❤️ Thank you for sharing the beauty of the Holy Mass where he was baptized. May God bless all of you.

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  2. petespringerauthor says:

    What a fabulous weekend! Multiple congratulations! I love the story of the ring.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Live & Learn says:

    Wow! Congratulations Ray!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Val Boyko says:

    What a wonderful weekend. Congratulations ❣️

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Congratulations Ray and Family! What a stellar weekend! And I love the ring and the history, thank you for sharing that with us.

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  6. Jim Borden says:

    congratulations, Ray! that is a wonderful weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

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