I have been so blessed in this life! I have five wonderful children whose company I love and who are growing in the Lord and in love for His Church. I have many more children who are my “church kids” that have been truly a gift to me over the past decade and a half.
I have a mother for whom I am thankful every day. She is the source of all the music in my family, and the fact that we get to live with her and share so much in our appreciation of music is such a huge, huge blessing! She is also the most faithful and passionate prayer warrior I know, and such an example to me. Most of all, she is the best cheerleader a family could have — always first to applaud and shout Hip-hip-Hooray for ANY achievement, however seemingly insignificant. Thank you, mama, for believing in all of us, for cheering for us, and for praying for us. In so many ways, you take after our Blessed Mother. Thank you for your faithful example!! I love you!!
My day was very relaxed, beginning with the beauty of going to mass with the family, followed by lunch at home around the table with my beloveds. I rested my sore back this afternoon, and then got to spend a little time with my big brother and my dear mother. We went out for dinner, bypassed half a dozen places that were mad-busy at 7:30pm, and ended up at Gordon Biersch, where there were only 2 cars parked outside. We almost had the place to ourselves, and it was perfect.
Here’s a little mom-centric retrospective slide show of the last few months, ending with a few from our dinner tonight.
Mother's Day 2015
- 16 going on 17
- Fear of the Lord is Wisdom