Saturday, June 15, 2013
Dominic's Mass Intentions: Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and Obama
We were walking back from mass this morning and he asked me who I offered my mass for. I told him and then he replied (get ready), "Well, I offer my mass everyday for the same people...Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and Obama. I figured they probably don't have many people praying for their souls."
I walked speechless next to my 11-year-old who already has so much spiritual maturity. I really am honored to know him. He is such a perfect son and brother.
Tonight, we attended a beautiful engagement garden party in Omaha for John's cousin. The host couple even rented a white tent with tables and chairs and decorated their yard like something you would see in a magazine. Our children were having the time of their lives running, eating, drinking endless lemonade and pop, and playing with their cousins. After most of the party had departed, I mentioned to John we better get going because the babies were melting. As I went to get the older kids, I found a red-cheeked Dominic playing so happily with his cousins that I just couldn't pull him away. I remembered all his goodness and generosity and wanted to give back to him even in this small way all the times he is so good to us. We happily endured a couple more hours with the littles out of love for mainly him. He is always giving, always helping. I wanted him to have this wonderful summer memory.
Thank you for the gift of this child. I know his daily prayers will matter for the souls of those he prays for daily.