Thursday, May 10, 2007


This past weekend was a family celebration as our granddaughter, Maggie (Mary Magdalene Christine), celebrated her First Communion at St. Teresa’s in Grovetown, GA. Maggie is eight years old and the first child of our daughter, Sheri and our son-in-law, Bobby, who watched with pride. Maggie was named after my mother, and what a joy in our life she has become!

Looking quiet grown up but with childhood innocence, she walked down the church aisle in her beautiful dress and veil, representing the bride of Christ, with small her hands prayerfully folded in reverence. What a precious picture she made with her wonderment of taking communion and what it represented. Children are so wonderful and Jesus had a special love in his heart for them. “But Jesus called for them (children) saying, “Permit the children to come to Me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:16 NASB

Afterward, the grandparents, Godparents, priests, aunts, uncles and friends filled their beautiful home with love, laughter and chatter to enjoy a delicious Italian lunch of baked ziti from Mimo’s restaurant, topped off with dessert of a very large white cross cake trimmed with white roses. Everything was delicious! Later, Maggie excitedly unwrapped her gifts then appreciatively passed them around the den, so we could all ooh and ahh.

Everyday throughout our lives, we are making memories for our children and grandchildren, either good or bad. It is certainly better to remember all the good events in our lives that we have celebrated. Like this one that Maggie will always hold dear in her heart and memory.

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” Rev. 19:7 NASB


Anonymous said...

Mimi, Thank you for writing about me. I read it and loved it.

Maggie Brendan said...

Thank you for reading my blog,sweetie. One day you may be doing a blog yourself! I love you so very much, my beautiful Maggie!!

Jane said...

Hi Brenda, Thanks for stopping by my blog but most of all for your lovely piece on your granddaughter's first communion. The picture says it all! What a precious time in a child's life in and in the lives of those who love them.
I hope your screenplay gets picked up and that soon you will be just like Margaret Mitchell with a bestseller...warmly, Jane

Anonymous said...

Dear Aunt Brenda! Hi! Cool...I'm looking forward to getting your books in I know it's going to happen just not sure when right? So, sounds like you are writing like most of the time...but you never write me? (ha!) Beautiful pic of your Maggie! Takes after our side of the family, eh? I'll see if I can't dig up some current photos of my Texas beauties!

Much love, and always know you've got a huge fan here!
aka Beth Anne
or you works!