My niece Mary Elizabeth Kirby (18 months) knows the joy of letting go. This photo reminded me of a line from the lovely Prayer for the Heart of a Child of Father Léonce de Grandmaison.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
preserve in me the heart of a child,
pure and transparent as a spring.
I baptized both Mary and her brother Michael Colin (3 years old) in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Hampton, New Hampshire. This is not Mary’s first appearance on Vultus Christi. You can be sure that it will not be her last.