During this month of Mary, we celebrate the day known to us Mother’s Day. It is a day where we honor those women in our lives that cared for us in the womb before we were born, that nurtured us and supported us as young children, that watched us take our first step, and cried when we went to school for the first time.
It’s a day where we say thank you to the women who washed our clothes, cleaned up after us, shopped for our food, and were just always there with love and prayers. Thank you to all the mother’s that chose life and that continue to choose life today. You are all beautiful witnesses to a culture that refuses to see the life of human children as sacred.
As an example of perfect motherhood, we have our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. We honor her during this month for not only being the Mother of our Lord, but we honor her for being our Mother as well. Jesus gave her to us, through St. John, while he was on the Cross at Calvary. Mary is our Queen Mother. She intercedes for us and brings our petitions to our King – Jesus Christ.
Someone who knew the great love of Mary’s love was Pope St. John Paul II. When his own mother passed away, he asked the Blessed Mother to be his Mother. Please read – Mary, Motherhood, and Blessed John Paul II. I hope you can read it and share it with others.
Please watch the video below and share with your family and friends. I have used it other blog posts in the past. It’s simply fantastic. It’s a fine example of artistic license with the life of Christ
To my Mom – We have been through a lot these past year. You are a rock, the strength, that holds our family together. I am not really sure how we could endure it without your presence. Thank you for all the prayers, support, and encouragement you give me on a daily basis.
To my sister – Watching you with the kids is simply amazing. You run all over the place with them and never seem to get tired, or at least show it. You are a great mother and support them well in all that they do.
Happy Mother’s Day!
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