Sparkles with her Our Lady of Guadalupe statue in our first Mary Garden
My husband and I know little about our exact heritage. We are Mexican with some Italian, French, German, Spanish Basque and… God only knows what else.
Our eldest, Rose, looks nothing like us. She was born with blue eyes and fair skin. She resembles past generations. My grandmother and great-grandmothers (on both sides) had green eyes, light hair with fair skin. My husband’s mother has fair skin with green eyes.
Our next daughter was Sparkles. She is our “Mexican baby.”
Our third daughter, Sweetie, looks exactly like Rose.
All of our children have a beautiful devotion to Our Blessed Mother. When they were younger, their devotion was driven by which Marian apparition looked most like themselves. Sparkles would always light up when she would she Our Lady of Guadalupe. “She looks just like me,” she would exclaim. Other times she would say, “That’s me!” The sheer joy that she had knowing that Mary looked like her was heart warming.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, please pray for us.