I've been light on posting as of late because of how busy life has become, and it is making me very tired!
Mother's Day was good. We spent the day at the in-laws which was lovely, but my father-in-law has had a stomach bug since Sunday night, and right now, I am really praying we don't get it. We had a bad run of stomach flu in February, and I want to be done with illness for a while.
I was asked which phone I was given for Mother's Day. It is a T-Mobile G1, and you can check it out here. Getting a phone like this means I also have a data plan now, and I am having fun getting email pretty much just about anywhere. The boys love that it has the original Pac-man on it (I don't dare show them the Mario app that Andy downloaded on it!). Technology is truly an amazing thing!
I attended my godson's confirmation last night. I will post the picture of he and I when my brother emails it to me. John is 17 and just an amazing young man. The Mass was beautiful! I loved how the bishop explained all of the similarities between Baptism and Confirmation and how they are related. This bishop is also known for loving to use chrism (I still remember from my own Confirmation!). He is very good about the girls' hairstyles, but the boys get chrism not only on their foreheads but through their hair as well. The young man who was unfortunately last, got the last of the chrism literally poured on his head!
I should also mention that my nephew chose to take Rocco as his Confirmation name (check out more on St. Rocco here). St. Rocco is a big saint to those of us who are Sicilian, and my brother actually wanted a son named Rocco. My sister-in-law said no to that one, however, John took Rocco last night. There was beautiful music during most of the Confirming, but it stopped just as my nephew was confirmed (switching songs), and the entire congregation heard the Bishop say, "Rocco, be sealed with the Holy Spirit!" There was some giggling in the crowd over that one! All in all, it was a great night.
This morning, I am reminded of the circle of life as I think back to last night and pray and prepare for our newest god-daughter to be baptized this Sunday. Friends of ours have asked us to be godparents to their daughter and we are thrilled! It is the first time that friends have asked us to do this, and we are honored and excited about it! Looking at John last night, it is hard to believe that 17 years from now we will be sitting at her Confirmation.