Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Holy Water and a Prayer

We received holy water from the church on Easter Sunday which  my daughter Brooke went up to the altar to get.  She must have left it in the backseat overnight.  Today we were on our way to a park and this is the conversation that took place:
Brooke- Mom, I am thirsty can I take a drink?

mom (me)  I can't reach your water bottle right now I am driving.  When we get to the park I will get it for you. 

Brooke-It's okay I have water mom. 

I look in the rear view mirror to see her prying open the holy water to squirt into her mouth! 

Mom- Brooke no! That water is not for drinking that water is used for blessing...kind of like praying. 

She looks at the bottle and says Oh. 

Brooke- This water is for God praying?

Mom- Yes, people sometimes use it when they are praying or when they are being blessed, they make the sign of the cross on their forehead with the water.  We did it to you when you were christened. 

Brooke- Oh so its to put on your head and pray with ?

Mom- (little chuckle)Yes, kind of like that.

(long quiet pause so I continue driving)
I look in the rear view mirror to find her squirting a bit on her head while whispering....)

Brooke- God,  I pray for you to bring my grandma out of heaven. 

;(...Brooke never met her Grandma Johnson but we try to talk to her about her grandparents as much as possible.  They would have really enjoyed eachother... 
This post is dedicated to my mother-in-law, who unfortunately I never got to meet.


  1. what a sweet post. thanks for sharing :)

  2. ahhh! Just read your comment on my blog. Eeeek! I am so sorry about your hip. Injuries are so frustrating...its like it can't just be one thing...its gotta be a whole string of things. blah. Thinking about you and hoping for the best!

    Please share us your secret of not eating so much sugar. I seriously cannot stop. I love to bake too...I think that is part of the problem :)

    have a good night!

  3. Very sweet and kind of funny at the same time.

  4. Cute story, thanks for sharing. My daughters never got to meet my Mom, but we talk about her often so they know who she is and that she loves them very much.

  5. Very cute. And such a beautiful photograph of your mother-in-law!

  6. No, she didn't. Oh Brookie. That kid kills me. Can't wait to come hang out with her (and the rest of the family, too!)


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