Saturday, April 10, 2010


Before our confirmation there was a display in the hall, of a coffin, everything was dark and only lit by candles - after our mass, the coffin was open and only the sheets and thorn of crowns remained, with beautiful white rose petals everywhere symbolising that Jesus has risen!
Me, Keaton and Mom waiting for the fire to be blessed before mass
Megs, Dee and Me, a very special moment!

Grandpa, Me, Mom and Megs - our guides in this journey of confirmation!
Mark, Deqlan and me just before mass started. Thank you My Love for watching Deqlan through all the classes and all the weekends and all the help you have given me to have made my confirmation possible - thank you my boy for being so patient and for letting me go and do what i needed to and learn what i needed to! I did this for you to to say thank You Lord for the miracle and blessing you are - love you both with my all
Keaton, Megs and Conrad ( and Khloe!)
Mom made Megs and I the most beautiful confirmation candles, so sorry the flash was to bright to pick all the detail up! Thank you Mom for this stunning gift, its something i will treasure always, i was so proud to be holding it as i was confirmed, knowing you created it with so much love! Thank you Darling Mom and Dee for all our other stunning gifts , which i was blown away by! Love you both so very very much
Me and my amazing Grandpa whose dream was to see Megs and me get confirmed in the Catholic faith! I was honored to have him as my sponsor and touching my shoulder at the moment of my confirmation, thank You Grandpa for inspiring and guiding me in so many ways, you are truly a saint on earth and i love you so much!

Me and Megs - after a year of attending classes every Thursday evening, after many discussions, after many hours of enjoyment and learning and questioning, we were so proud to be doing our confirmation together - thank You Megs for joining me on this journey which i will treasure always- Love you!

It was a stunning night indeed. After many months of preparation we were finally confirmed with our group of 4 other ladies on Easter Saturday. It was extraordinary to be confirmed at such a stunning mass, celebrating our Risen Lord. It was stunning to have our family with us to witness it. It was a very emotional evening and Megs and i were of course in tears of joy and pride as we watched each other being confirmed and being annointed with the oil of chrism. other photos were taken of the other moments throughout the mass, will share them with you all when we recieve them!

Thank you Sophie for your beautiful card and gift, which i am enjoying so much!
Thanks to all of you for your messages and phone calls and prayers, we are so touched that you remembered our special day and you were certainly a big part of it!


Nanna and Grandpa said...
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Nanna and Grandpa said...

Our beautiful, precious and immeasurably loved Samm,
It was a truly inspirational and immensely spiritual experience to be able to share your long journey of preparation and then to witness the glorious culmination of your receiving the sacrament of Confirmation during the Easter Vigial Mass. You have indeed reaped the fruits of your labour, your toiling, sacrifice, commitment and devotion over many, many months of preparation and investment of your precious time. This sacrament is extraordinary in that you now are a true disciple of the Lord and you officially walk forevermore in the Holy Spirit and the associated light, love, wisdom, knowledge, counsel, piety, fear of the Lord, reverence, right judgement,, understanding, fortitude, courage, reverence, power and strength of the Holy Spirit ! It was extra special in that a very proud and delighted Grandpa was your sponsor. May the significant meaning and memories of this special moment in your life remain in your heart, soul and spirit, to provide you with every possible “gift” and blessing you will ever need. You are a magnificent personification of a warrior for and of God, and a truly incredible example of strength, hope, courage, faith, hope and love. Samm, we are overjoyed, honoured, privileged, proud and so very blessed to be your parents. May you forevermore develop even further and embrace the very special connection you have with the Holy Spirit as one of the three sacred parts of the Blessed Trinity. May the answers you seek to your questions in life and love be graced and blessed by the guidance, counsel and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Congratulations once again, our darling Samm, you have truly and officially become a Soldier and Warrior for Christ, sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.

With all our immeasurable love,

Mom & Dee

April 13, 2010 10:43 AM

Grma and Grmpa Preister said...

Congratulations on your Confirmation to the Catholic Faith! I did mine just two years ago this past Easter! Many, many blessings to you and your beautiful family. I am so happy to hear Deqlan is doing so well. God bless you as you continue on your journey.

Charli's Grma P