My mother is going to be baptized! Glory to Jesus Christ!
Her name is Margarite (baptismal name not sure yet). She will be baptized before Pascha, although a date has not yet been established, and five other adults will be baptized with her.
This is very exciting for me, and even a little strange. It's a big leap for my mom, because she has never been a believing Christian in her life. She grew up in an Episcopalian home, but no one actually believed in anything: being a "Christian" was simply considered part of being a good citizen, or whatever. As a result, she's spent her whole life as a spiritual wanderer. Coming to faith in Christ's Resurrection was not easy, and her conversion has been a very gradual and complex process. It is my hope that after her baptism, the Spirit will continue to guide her and enlighten her, just as He did to me, who also grew up in an environment of great religious uncertainty.
Glory be to God, and may my mother be preserved in the Orthodox Christian faith!
Thank you in advance,