(or Mothers and Daughters)
On Palm Sunday 2010, a young lady was chrismated into the Orthodox Church.
What is chrismation, you may ask? Father Michael J. Burben explains: http://www.antiochian.org/book/export/html/786
The young lady’s patron Saint is St. Elizabeth the New Martyr. Her mother has a weblog, Abide and Endeavor. Here is her post, Many Years to Princess: http://abideandnendeavor.blogspot.com/2010/03/many-years-to-princess.html
Here is a picture from that post, of Elizabeth, her sponsor, and her Priest:
May God grant you many years, Elizabeth!
Here are some more posts by her mother, Juliana, concerning Elizabeth: http://abideandnendeavor.blogspot.com/search?q=Princess
Some of the things one discovers about Elizabeth is that “she does extremely well with her work-related (Food Service) reading and school reading.” . . .
She can be an enthusiastic worker: “She has really enjoyed her summer job. I could tell because she was up early every workday, ready to head out the door.” . . .
And she likes to sing: “Princess is up in her room singing along with her latest country music CD.” . . .
Also, she “loves the retro purses.”
Here are some posts from Abide and Endeavor that discuss Down Syndrome: http://abideandnendeavor.blogspot.com/search?q=down+syndrome
Icon of St. Anna and the Theotokos from http://turtlemom3.wordpress.com/ (Dec 9/22)
Icon of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr from Jim Forest’s Flicker Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/995846458/
I’m going to include Juliana’s Abide and Endeavor in “Online Orthodox Christian Families” in the Resources.