Faith: Theme Thursday

Faith: Theme Thursday

My longest friend, Faith and I have known each other our whole lives. Literally. Our parents met when we were but babes in the womb. We went to the same parish in our childhood, planned to marry each other’s brothers, lived together in our tumultuous college years, and have seen the birth of each others own babies. We’ve drifted apart and found our way back to each other countless times. Our friendship is one that I cherish because no matter our differences – and there are many – we are drawn to each other’s unique souls. Our friendship transcends time, distance, and differences.

This is my Faith:

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For the record, she’s going to kill me for this picture. It was taken early one morning a couple weeks ago. It doesn’t come close to capturing her physical beauty, but I love the expression on her face because it is so her: full of mirth and at the same time self-effacing and a little bit shy. And here is my runner-up photo:

This is my faith:

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This is the Marian statue from the church where we were married. I considered putting it in last week’s post on “statues,” but decided to go a different direction.  Mary has been such a blessing to me, especially as a mother.  To my Protestant brethren who may misunderstand this as idol-worship: my faith in Christ has grown tremendously through her prayer and intercession. To Jesus, through Mary. Kevin and I took the kids to a vigil mass tonight for the Feast of the Assumption.  We ended up at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, and it was a beautiful liturgy, with truly compelling music. I had grand designs for photographing something during the Mass: the Eucharistic procession, the musicians impressive baby grand piano, a parishioner kneeling before the statue of the Holy Family, the statue of the Assumption outside. Alas, it was late, the kids were tired, and I am too shy to photograph people without their permission.  Are you guys able to do that? Photograph people you don’t know? If so, please share how you do it.

Happy feast day, all!

Comments

  1. Lovely, both of them!
    Joy recently posted…Theme Thursday ~ FaithMy Profile

  2. Faith is beautiful, I certainly hope she DOES love that photo of her! You are blessed to have such an old friendship!
    Rebekah Es recently posted…Mary of Rome or The Canadian Duck Part IIMy Profile

  3. Your friend is lovely and looks like she is having a great time. I love that Mary statue. So beautiful.
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  4. That is such a beautiful statue of Mary!
    Laura Pearl recently posted…The Feast of the AssumptionMy Profile

  5. Beautiful statue. No I don’t photograph other people cause I don’t want a lawsuit if they find themselves on my blog LOL but if those photobombers insist, then they show up I guess. Happy Feast of the Assumption!
    Anabelle @Written By The Finger of God recently posted…How To Become Rich and $ave your $oulMy Profile

  6. What a wonderful testimony to friendship! How lucky you are to have a life long friend. The statue is beautiful 🙂
    Laura recently posted…Theme Thursday – FaithMy Profile

  7. I am the one who is blessed. Couldn’t love you more –

  8. Neat story about Faith!
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  9. Christine says:

    You are blessed to have such a great friend. She is beautiful.
    Love that statue also

  10. Long time friends are the best! As my mom likes to say, “They really know you and they love you anyway.”
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  11. Love it – I have a Faith similar to yours – babes in the womb and all – her name is Lisa though 🙂
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