My husband, son and I became a legal family December, 2013 and celebrated our son’s baptism May, 2014. So now that we have done the baptism I have some time to breath and write a short story. I love my younger sister, she is so organized and such a pro at decorating and having great party ideas that of course she helped me with the preparations for our son’s baptism. One of the days before the baptism I went to visit my sister, her and her daughter open up the door and smiled as they welcome me into their house. As I crossed the doorway I get this lovely smell of roses, the smell is so intense I look for the fresh flowers. Somehow today, she did not have fresh-cut roses in the base that sits on top her dining room table. I did not think much of it and thought the smell was coming from her rose bushes. We started talking about the baptism,the decorations, the baptism favors. I told her this week I have worked on the rosaries and after much trial and error I got it. I showed her a sampled I brought with me and she loved it. I didn’t tell my sister that while I am sitting in my little office making these rosaries I keep thinking of my grandma, she past away in ’97 and I miss her. We continued talking as her daughter, now 1-year-old, walks around the house grabbing everything in her path. We just make sure to keep an eye on her between the two of us. Well the little one got to my sister’s bible and pull out a little piece of paper and brought it to me. I open the small piece of paper and it was my grandmother’s handwriting, until this moment I did not know my sister had my grandma’s bible. I said look at this is grandma’s handwriting, it says Ephesians 4: 5-6. Look it up, our grandma is trying to tell us something. My sister with disbelieve gets the bible and starts to read just to please me. That is why I love her. “There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, One god and Father of all”. Wow! my skin just got goosebumps. I said Grandma knows we are baptizing our children and she is happy about it. Now I know that my grandma was really with me while I was making those rosaries, that she knows my son and she is with us in spirit.
I had an epiphany as I am writing this blog, I guess I was being very self-centered with my son’s baptism and with my spiritual relationship with my grandma that I missed the big picture. I am glad I am doing this post now. I am now for another time re-reading “There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all”, wow! Can you believe that? We just have to keep on working on our faith, God is here, God is real! This message that I still believe my grandma sent us, is amazing. To think that so many years ago she wrote that piece of paper while studying the bible so that it could there ready for her to guide my nice to deliver the message to us. This is all God’s doing, I have to keep on working on my family’s spiritual journey and mine. Gotta love it! The big guy never seizes to amaze me, that was a lot of work and planning for this little person. I love you.