Friday, January 25


How wonderful You are to Your little girl (Savannah) to give her such a blessed gift of
The Holy Spirit
Savannah with her blessed Sponsor Diana Harris.......we have been friends for over 19 years!  She is so holy and beautiful and a most precious daughter of Christ!

JANUARY 25, 2019 

Savannah's turn to receive her Holy Anointing 

 ....And just because He can, she was chosen to take up the gifts at the Mass

 Jesus, You always find new and amazing ways to show us Your undying and Perfect Love for your children

(With a feast to share with family and friends)

(The Three Amigos)
Is what they call themselves
Such sweet girls who's moms have been Amigos for about 19yrs
(The Three Amigos)
Our Family with our newly Confirmed beautiful daughter
Our sweet Savannah Banana 
Acts 2:1-4
"When Penticost Day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from Heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appreard to them Tongues as of Fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them."
"They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves"
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ, King of Endless Glory!  Savannah has been longing for this special day and now it is finally here!
๐ŸŒบMy sweet Savannah๐ŸŒบ

I am so proud to call you my daughter.  You have really grown up to become a beautiful, charitable, and kind young lady.  You have an air about you that is infectious to those of us around you.  Your zeal for life and your ability to laugh at yourself is on of my most favorite of your attributes.

This weekend, I know you are having a beautiful encounter, and I pray that this encounter is between you and our LORD.  HE loves you too.  All the things I love about you, I know are also loved by HIM.  I pray that you find a closeness with GOD, unlike any closeness you have ever had.  I pray that you grow in your faith, so that when the time comes where you need that support that your first instinct is to call on HIM.  You have already shown a tremendous amount of security in our LORD through your resilience during our family’s time of crisis, and I pray that this trust grows even further.

Please take advantage of the time you have been given on this special retreat.  Your growth in holiness can only make you better. I will be praying fervently for you.  Please know how special you are to me.
I love you.

๐ŸŒบ Savannah’s confirmation retreat letter from mom ๐ŸŒบ

Dearest Savannah Banana

Where do it start. You are encroaching upon the final Sacrament  of Initiation into the Catholic Church. 

It comes with a great deal of responsibility, but God has given you an abundant amount of graces and extreme courage, to conquer all that crosses  your path. 

You are a soldier for Jesus, with your tongue on fire, to spread His Love and His glory to all the ends of the earth. 

A Sacrament, physically puts an indelible mark on your soul. It physically changes you!
.....Super cool, right?
Our Lord has lovingly written in your heart,  His special mission for you that ONLY you, Savannah Gayle Lustig, can accomplish on this earth, for His glory. 
You have been gifted with the traits needed to perform this most precious mission. He infused them into your entire person, at the moment of your creation.  As He formed you....He smiled thinking of all of the wonderful plans that He had for you, Savannah!!
You are an obedient soul. I see you continually allowing our Lord to reflect His True and Mighty Greatness through you, each and every day. 
Jesus dwells inside of your pure and pleasing heart. Please be comforted and confident, knowing that He is there and that in any situation, from the most benign, to the most severe of moments, that you will NEVER EVER be left alone..... even for one single breath. He is there beside you. 
Savannah, you are a most kind and generous soul. You literally glow with joy!!! Each person who has ever crossed your path, has seen this glowing light of our Glorious Lord.   
You never cover it up....instead, you allow it to shine from the very top of your head l, all the way down to the bottoms of your feet, and all throughout your heart as well, to the very inner interior of your soul. 
I know that you do not understand this, as it comes so naturally to you, Savannah.  But everybody sees this joyful light....from family, friends and strangers alike. People that we know and even strangers, would come up to us and tell us about this light!!  It sounds crazy, but it’s true. 
I love you with all of my heart,  my sweet little Savannah Banana!! You are the delight of my heart as well as the delight of Jesus. 
He has big plans for you, little one, and I cannot wait to see all of these plans come to fruition through you. 
You are very special little girl, who was blessed with a very special soul.  Your generosity and your humility make you the best soldier for Christ’s Kingdom. Thank you for allowing His most Divine Light shine through you, each and every moment. 
When you are happy, all who are around you cannot help but to be happy as well!
But Even in your sadness, you are beautiful. 
Savannah, you are everything and more that any mother could ever have dreamed. 
I will never leave you. I will always love you. And I will always pray for you…until I take my very last breath. 
I love you with all of my heart and with all of my soul. You are literally a part of me and I stand in total gratitude in front of God, for seeing fit to make me (and my scrawny little soul) your mama. 

God bless you sweetheart 


My sweet Savannah,
You are so incredibly special to me. I know we have not always gotten along but lately I feel like our relationship has taken a hug step in the right direction. I feel such a special bond to you that no one else will understand…..our relationship is so important- we have been through some awful sufferings that no one will ever fully understand. But I think it made us stronger, and I think we can use this pain to grow closer to God and to each other.

I wanted to include this quote which really speaks to me….it’s a popular A&M saying, but I feel like it applies to us on a much deeper and more persona level:

“From the outside looking in you cant understand it, and from the inside looking out you can’t explain it”

I know how hard things are and have been just as well as you do. Our family is special. I don’t know why we were chosen to take on all of these horrible crosses, but we were, and instead of letting them bring us down, we need to use them to grow strong and shine to others, even when they don’t deserve it or when we shouldn’t have to. It’s not at all simple, but I know you have the strength to do it, so never give up!

One thing that immediately strikes me when I see you is a beautiful, joyful light. It’s in your eyes, in your smile, in your words, in the way you stumble around all the time, in your contagious laugh. Anger and resentment can kill joy so easily, and I fear that all of these things will cause you to change….never, ever change. You are such a little sunshine to all those around you, and it is so important that you never let that flame inside of you die, even when times are tough. I promise, one day we will get through all of this and we will look back and see all of the pain we endured and how we still made it out, side by side, and we are okay.

I am always here for you, and I know how cliche it is to say that but I truly, truly mean it. For anything, anytime. I want to be your go-to, your shoulder to cry on, your first call.

You are in my prayers on this beautiful retreat! Always remember that I love you with all my heart Savannah, and life would be so incredibly dull without you.

Love your big sis,

๐ŸŒบSavannah’s confirmation retreat letter from Nick๐ŸŒบ

Dear Savannah.     
I hope u are having the most amazing trip ever. You are growing up so fast into an amazing talented and holy girl. I love when we used to play games all the time and u were a squatter in my room. Those Barbie games we used to play and we can’t forget MAN. These thing are thing that I will never forget. I hope this experience helps u grow even closer to God and help prepare u for confirmation. 
                                Love Nick