Upon arriving, she went up to a side altar to pray.
Leaving the confessional, what a smile on her face! She flew into her brothers' arms and hugs.
The Sacrament did charge her up with grace. We've been practicing signals in Mass and what she is do do when she sees the Gospel being moved from one side of the altar to the other. For the first time, tonight, she didn't need my reminder. I could see her body jolt in recognition of the signal and she was standing for the Gospel. Then her thumbs were ready, crossing her forehead, (May these Gospel words be on my mind) crossing her lips, (May these Gospel words be on my lips) and over her heart. (May these Gospel words be in my heart)
Then, something new, something that just...escaped.
The thumb came from her heart and joined the other fingers is a celebratory fist and the elbow cranked back and down, "Got it!" I heard her whisper.
It's becoming hers....