I am very blessed to have a beautiful little 4yr old daughter called Grace Therese. She was diagnosed with JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) at 3yrs old and has accepted and coped with her illness in a heroic manner. She has been in hospital four times for treatments and has suffered much pain.
So this post is dedicated to her and for my immense love, honour and admiration for such a beautiful child of God. Jesus truly blessed me when He sent me Grace.
Grace with her dear Godmother, Kathryn, on her Baptism. Grace was wearing a handmade bonnet by Zelie's Roses.
Little Grace wore a lace mantilla as a baby. She is wearing an ivory vintage mantilla from Etsy.
Handmade white lace mantilla from a friend.
On the Oxford LMS Pilgrimage at Benediction. White lace mantilla from Chapel Veils.
Oxford LMS Pilgrimage the next year, wearing a cream lace mantilla.
Corpus Christi flower girl just after a procedure in hospital.
Candlemas, ivory lace mantilla.
Yes, even Grace's baby dolls wear mantillas! This was made by Zelie's Roses.
Pale blue, for Our Lady, lace mantilla by Etsy.
Mama and Grace at a Holy Baptism, Grace wears her white lace mantilla, I am wearing a long black one from Spain, so authentic!
My two precious daughters, Marie and Grace. Both mantillas from Etsy.
In Holy Mass in Lourdes where we have just taken Grace. I am wearing a vintage black and gold lace mantilla by Etsy.
Grace has a new mantilla from Lourdes, it has Lourdes written on the back, with a picture of Our Lady and St Bernadette, couldn't resist this one!
'Everything is Grace' St Therese, the Little Flower.