It seems so much longer, but it was only last Sunday morning that my Mother-in-Law was baptised!! She took as her Patroness: St. Mary Magdalene. That day was a double celebration for her as she also turned 67 on that same day; I guess this way she and we will always remember the date of her baptism.
I know that the Orthodox will talk about our illnesses being for our salvation, but I think that when my wife suffered post-partum depression following the birth of our youngest son (Andrew, 3) that this was for the salvation of both Juliana (my wife) and my Mother-in-Law. I say this because as my wife went through the depression my Mother-in-Law stepped in and among the many things she did to help us, she also made sure that my wife and children got to Church on Sunday (at the time I worked on Sundays.)
And as my wife got better, my Mother-in-Law kept coming to Divine Liturgy on Sundays. Until finally earlier this year Fr. Seraphim (our Priest) made her a catechuman, and then baptised her.
Glory to God!