A day that was created to sell greeting cards is, ironically a day that there is no greeting card for. It is a day that rightfully begins with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The commemoration of the greatest and holiest mother of all, The Blessed Virgin and the Sacrifice of her Son on Calvary. No day is complete without thanks and praise to Our Lord and his Blessed Mother.
My day was spent quietly in the company of my beloved husband without whom I wouldn't be a mother. We enjoyed a beautiful day sent by God as each of our children checked in in their own individual ways. Time was spent chatting with Ryan both digitally and verbally. Everyday I have the pleasure of various reminders of his regard that surround me but nothing compares with the sound of his voice and the echoes of his laughter in my heart. Adam called and in his own way assured me that he not only loves me but is continuing to grow into the kind of man that will give glory to God and serve in His Kingdom one day. Jason and Kim arrived during the morning and blessed us all with the pleasure of both their company and that of our sweet Savannah. Only family can know the true gift that is time spent in the company of more family. Grandpa and I got to take a long walk with Layn and to revel in the joy that only a two-year-old can bring. By the time we got back and visited with some friends who stopped by he was one tired little boy.
Later after my beloved took me to supper Matthew chalenged me to a game of Scrabble and MK came home to be with us for a few days. What balm to the heart of a mother to have some of her children in the nest for a couple of days. Ian and Melissa gave me a beautiful pink rose bush which was planted last thing before we retired for the evening.
This happy mother went to sleep to the sound of her husband praying over her. What more can one ask than that much blessing. No greeting cards necessary for this day just time spent in the company of family and enjoying the blessings that are showered on us by a good God.