We didn’t have birthday candles to light but she had a blessed candle from Lourdes, France. You see, she and my husband’s amazing grandmother had just returned from a pilgrimage to Lourdes. They came back with every souvenir you could imagine to give out to every one they know. Friends. Families. Neighbors. They all got a little something holy and blessed from Lourdes. They are so kind.
We even went to the top. It wasn’t as scary as I had remembered it being.