Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sunday, 4/12/09 - "ON MY MIND"

(Easter Vigil Mass)


This is what is on my mind tonight:

The Easter Vigil mass is in progress at my church at this very moment. At this time last year, I was participating in this beautiful and holy service as I became a member of the Catholic faith. My daughter, friends, and husband were all there. I will never forget the darkness in the church as we entered with our lighted candles and proceeded down the aisle to our seats. It was a very long and solemn occasion full of God's magnificent spirit.

Tomorrow morning will be Easter and my mind is full of reminiscences of many Easters past. My parents are gone and my children will be together in Tampa this year. Easters past most often included their presence, lots of hidden eggs, candy, presents, Easter baskets, flowers, colorful clothes, church service, and an Easter meal. I miss those times, but am very happy that I have such wonderful memories.

On my mind is a girl Steveroni and I visited in the hospital this evening. "B" is a lovely girl who is a devoted member of Alcoholics Anonymous. She has just been told she has an operable brain tumor and there is also something wrong in her stomach area that they are still trying to diagnose. I was given the spiritual opportunity to place my hands on her. That is a gift from God to me. I pray that God will grace this girl with His loving, healing power.

I'm thinking about what a glorious day it has been and how grateful I am. I was able to ride my scooter everywhere - to the grocery, to Starbucks, to a Woman's Noon AA meeting. Later it was still sunny with a little breeze and I biked down to the gym for a workout. Hubby and I biked to Olive Garden for a delicious meal and then to the hospital to see our friend. The ride back home at dusk was refreshing. A day to remember.

On my mind was the need to write this blog. That is no longer on my mind. It's done.

You, my blogger friends are also on my mind. I'm thinking of those of you who are trudging through difficult times and I am sending my support, love, and prayers as you move to a better place. I have been where you are and am living proof that these things pass. For those of you who are in a good place, I glory with you in your happy moments.


Love and prayers to all
Prayer Girl


Syd said...

It sounds as if you have had a good day. Enjoy your Easter.

Steve E. said...

Ah! Memories: then, and Now! And all sweet ones.

Akannie said...

Love and blessings to "B" and you as well. What a gift you are blessed with...

Alive And Smiling (Jim) said...

Steve sent me over to visit your blog and I am so happy that he did. The candlelight services are just wonderful and the photo you posted here is moving. I'll keep your "B" in my prayers and also hope that God will grace her with healing powers. As you described your scooter and bike rides about town, I could just visualize them and almost feel the breeze. It must be a wonderful place to live. Thank you so much for sending out prayers for all of us out here struggling to find sobriety. Happy Easter to you and your family! -Jim

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for sharing "what was on your mind" Prayer Girl. Beautiful memories to share. Blessings to you all on this Resurrection Day!

Shadow said...

happy easter dear prayer girl!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Beautiful photo!!! Beautiful experience in the photo....

Happy Easter Anna!!!

Much love and prayers of blessings are being sent to you today!!!!

Thank you for being a part of my daily renewal and daily blessings!


Findon said...

Happy easter to yuo and Hubbs too. Beautiful and I had a great day Sunday a 10 mile walk in the most beautiful deserted area, with bright sunshine, a cool breeze and each other.