( a delayed post - better late than never)
I never thought I will come back to you all with yet another post in a day. Almost like a blog marathon of sorts. That reminds me I should try one. That’s one I am going to add in my “To-do-before-I-die” lists.
I had planned and scheduled to meet my bosom friend Petula on Valentines day. It didn’t happen – I couldn’t make it. Mea culpa – didn’t plan my day well and the letting go part that I was mentioning in the earlier post, was a bit heavy on me. Anyways, we planned it for the next day and got my son to accompany me, which was real good.
So, the Sunday turned out to be a blockbuster Sunday in more than one way. We cut the valentine cake ( Petula and me) with our brats around clicking photographs and making us laugh with all their comments. The children are meeting each other after a couple of years, and they hit it off like an house on fire. BTW, Petula, my friend is a mother to a lovely daughter and 2 naughty boys. The boys ( brats) were just out of control. Teaching each other stuff that annoyed the mothers and recollecting the nasty tricks they learnt earlier and what not. Rosann, the daughter was so well behaved. She always was.
|Notice all of us in Blue? Blue is the colour of Mother Mary of Lourdes and We wore it intentionally!|
I was hesitating until she said I am animating the rosary and I will be doing the introduction for the feast. Like she told me, Vincy I will be on stage and there was no turning back – I knew she wanted me there.
The church feast normally happens in the church grounds and so I was braced for a dusty evening – only to be proven wrong. The feast was happening in Railway stadium in Perambur and can you believe there were more than 20,000 people, a Bishop, 40+ priests, 50+ altar boys, 100 plus flower girls all in white, School bands from atleast 3 schools and four large LED screens for the crowds to watch. The stage itself was almost like a live show stage decorated so well. It was all so organized that everything went on like clock work. I was so proud of Petula, when she came on all the LED screens while giving the introduction to the Feast day. Petula had got VIP passes for us and we were in the third row from the stage ( or should I call it altar?)
|Petula doing the Introduction :-) - In the background is the Bishop who is waiting to begin the mass|
|The massive make-shift Altar!!!|
|sending up prayers in the form of helium baloons|
|Valentines day Cake cutting amidst a lot of funny noises !!!|