Monday, February 04, 2008

"Blessing Babies"

As many of you may know, my Mom is suffering from dimentia. As many of you may also know, once a year the Rochester newspaper distributes a baby announcement supplement, which displays photos of all the infants born to the area in the previous year.

When I walked into my Mom's apartment yesterday, she was sitting on her sofa, with the supplement on her lap. Her right hand was holding steady the supplement; her left hand was holding her rosary, the crucifix from which she was using to tap the photo of each infant.

When I asked her what she was doing, she replied, "Blessing babies."

We should all have such dimentia...or at least be graced enough to be "blessed" - at any age - by one who does.