Friday, November 13, 2009

Dear Bethany,

Tomorrow you will be receiving the most amazing gift...the gift, from God, of the Holy Spirit! 

It will be the most wonderful, awe-inspiring and sacred experience. Your heart will fill with unimaginable joy as the Spirit imparts His own special gifts for you to draw upon during your life's journey. As you well know, these gifts are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.

Sweet Bethany, you already exhibit many of these gifts abundantly. You are a holy, faith filled, exuberant young lady who demonstrates love for our Lord each and every day. I have learned much from you as your spirituality has matured and deepened. I can only imagine the depths your faith will continue to reach once you receive this very special sacrament. 

May God bless this very special day and may God continue to shower you with his generous and abiding love. 


Breathe into me, Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.

Move in me, Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.

Attract my heart, Holy Spirit,
that I may love only what is holy.

Strengthen me, Holy Spirit,
that I may defend all that is holy.

Protect me, Holy Spirit,
that I may always be holy.

St. Augustine


the domestic mama said...

What a wonderful day it will be! What a lucky girl to have a mom like you!

kys said...

That was really sweet. Your daughter is gorgeous!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Praying blessings on your beautiful daughter as she reaches this important milestone in her life and faith journey...

Raoulysgirl said...

What beautiful words of encouragement!

Prayers and well wishes on your continued journey, Bethany! May it bring peace and happiness into your heart.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Afterward...lock the doors Mrs. Sister and throw away that key until you send her to college!!

Lissaloo said...

A Beautiful Letter from a Beautiful Mother to a Beautiful Daughter :)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Blessings to you, Bethany!

Anonymous said...

that was lovely...and your daughter is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Blessings to your Bethany!

I love that prayer! I may have to post that on my blog!!!

Jephy's Mom said...

Blessings to you Bethany as you take this important step on your journey of faith.

Julie Schuler said...

Congratulations, Bethany!

(The Obnoxious SAHM) said...

That was beautiful.

Charisse and Holly said...

First...I didn't get to your blog Thursday. That pciture looks exactly like several of my pictures in the 80's. Boy that hair was a lot of work. The perming, drying upside down, spraying, teasing, spraying again. Hilarious.

Second...I love it when people don't just say they are a certain faith...but actually internalize it and act it out in their life. I hear thru your words how vibrant your love for God is in your life...and as both of us know...when you plant those seeds in your child's heart...God promises never to let them go. I hope her ceremony tomorrow is everything you both long for and more. YEAH GOD! Holly at lifelaughlatte

Charisse and Holly said... again. My computer disk space is so full it won't let me send you an e-mail. My job for today is to delete...and delete some more! I use a Mac so my info won't help you. I take video, download it to imovie, edit, import to Youtube, then embed the Youtube code into my post. Sorry I can't be more help on this. Holly at LLL

Rook No. 17 said...

What a beautiful young lady! Congratulations and God Bless!

Tracy said...

She is beautiful, and what a lovely letter to her!

Chris Tea said...

Your daugther is beautiful. Congratulations to her! And I love that prayer. I keep seeing you on Julie's blog, so I thought I'd drop over and say hello. Hi!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful..and you are beautiful and she is beautiful.


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