Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Remembering Vivian...

Collect (from Masses for the Dead):
Merciful Father,
hear our prayer and console us.
As we renew our faith in Your Son, whom You raised from the dead, strengthen our hope that all our departed brothers and sisters will share in His resurrection, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

It always was this time of year that made me wonder about her. This year, there is no wondering, just peace. Our journey began in earnest a year ago and from beginning to end, it has been a most precious experience. I had hoped to visit Vivian's grave today but with a tiny one who only tolerates the car for 3.5 minutes, I thought it better to spend those minutes getting us to her 2 month checkup today.

On this commemoration of all the faithful departed we pray eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord...