Baby Joy has attended Mass dozens of times, but yesterday, as she turned 5 months old, she attended a special Mass on the anniversary of her grandfather John’s passing. Deb’s family gathered for Mass at Ascension Catholic Church. Joy lay in my arms (as quiet as a sleeping mouse) as we celebrated Mass. We spent the rest of the day at Betsy’s home.
Peggy and Booshie and Mary began work on a book of Booshie’s recipes. There was wine and Coke and a feast of roast beef, Booshie Salad, mashed potatoes, corn, and bread. Joy was held, kissed, changed, fed, and rocked to sleep. Everyone held Joy in their arms, even Andrew.