TODAY IS JUNE 29, 2014, OUR FAMILY AND A FEW FRIENDS, AROUND 80 PEOPLE OR SO, GATHERED TOGETHER TODAY TO CELEBRATE MY MOTHER’S 100TH BIRTHDAY. WHEN WE ASK HER HOW SHE LIVED SUCH A LONG LIFE, AND HOW SHE MADE IT TO 100, SHE SAYS SHE HAS 1 GLASS OF WINE A DAY AND SAYS HER ROSARY BEADS EVERYDAY.
Believe it or not, my entire family has been blessed, we have had illnesses but over all, our entire family is quite healthy, happy and they all have or did work hard, and have homes they worked hard for. The young and old have and do travel, done the things they want to do, and we have children, lots of children, and they are happy, healthy and well behaved and respectful. Well, not always well behaved, by you can’t have everything. But they are respectful, and more or less, mind their parents. We have everything from lawyers, to social workers, to artists, lots of small business owners and lots of just plain hard working people. More hard working people and new business owners every year. Why and how did this happen? I believe that my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, the older generation, went to church, and not only on Sundays, prayed, said their Rosary, lots and lots of prayers, for all of us, THEY BELIEVED. AND NOW SOME OF US BELIEVE, SOME OF US PRAY, AND SOME OF OUR YOUNGER GENERATION WORSHIP AND PRAY. I believe that as long as some of our family continues to BELIEVE AND PRAY AND THANK GOD EVERY DAY FOR WHAT HE HAS GIVEN FAMILY, we will continue to be BLESSED. I hope so, anyway
Do I know this? Do I know why our family has been so blessed? No, of course not, a lot of families believe and have not been so blessed, but, I know what I believe and I think my mother and family are certainly proof that GOD LOVES HIS PEOPLE IF THEY TRY TO DO WHAT HE WANTS. None of us are perfect, not everyone in our family believes, not everyone prays, but even then, they are good people, they are raising good and respectful children and they are obeying our laws which are based on the Commandments, and they are good citizens.
I PRAY DAILY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE CARE OF AND BLESS MY MOTHER AND OUR FAMILY.