As we keep his commands, we live deeply and surely in him, and he lives in us. And this is how we experience his deep and abiding presence in us: by the Spirit he gave us. (1 John 3:24)
Day 114 of 365: Rebecca Zigmond
Extraordinary delight was on the face of my youngest son when he climbed into my SUV in the afternoon carpool line today. “Mom, guess who the class chose to crown Mary at May Crowning? It’s Rebecca Zigmond!”
For the uninitiated, May Crowning is one of those annual traditions that grade school children truly enjoy each spring. The 8th grade class always chooses a young lady from among their ranks for this truly special honor. They are tasked with picking someone who they feel is a faith-filled and virtuous representative of the class. Although I know there are MANY such girls in his class, it was evident that Zach felt the class made a terrific choice in the young Miss Zigmond.
Over the years, I’ve noticed all the Zigmond ladies. It’s hard to miss them, as they are all quite tall and stunningly beautiful. Rebecca is the youngest of 5 daughters who were born to Scott (pictured above with Rebecca) and Joanie Zigmond. Rebecca is a joyful, remarkably bright and incredibly talented young lady. I’ve seen her dance with the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, and she is just so truly graceful and impressive.
What’s truly special about Rebecca, though, is how she draws others in. She’s genuine, fresh and inviting. The presence of God is so evident in her pleasant smile and grace-filled countenance. Always friendly and ever kind to others, she’s a soul that I predict will continue to allow God to do great things with her life. She walks with the Lord, and it’s beautiful.
Congratulations, sweet Rebecca. From among a stunning group of young people, your peers have chosen you to honor Mary in 2019. Our Lady is certainly going to be smiling down on you at the SLDM May Crowning this year– that I know for sure!