The Chronicles of Mommyhood

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Anniversary Blessings

Following our parish's birthday blessing, there is an anniversary blessing. This is our week, so we converged on the altar, Mr. Incredible and Dash from their usual station by the end of mass...the back of church, and Mommy from the side. I may have mentioned that Dash does NOT like to be held for an extended period of time (read: more than 10 seconds), thus Mr. Incredible was compelled to put him on the ground. He immediately climbed up the altar steps and was heading for a very shiny gold candle stick that was aflame. Our priest noted that Dash must want to be a priest.

So, dutifully, Mr. Incredible picked him up to avoid a catastrophe but Dash, being just as stubborn as his Mommy, was not likely to forget about the shiny candlestick and started screaming at the top of his lungs. This as our wonderful priest reached the point at which he says "surrounded by the blessing of children" at which point our priest had to pause as he and the congregation laughed at the timeliness of Dash's screams. However, our 3 babies, the one climbing up the altar, the one in heaven and the one in my tummy are the greatest anniversary blessings a wife could ask for.


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