I had a wonderful Mother's Day spending time with my beautiful family and doing the activities I enjoy most!! God is good, and I am blessed!
|Pictures before Mass|
Mass was followed by a delicious egg and blueberry pancake brunch prepared by my Husband!
Family Hike at Burns Park
After the hike, I was sent off to Panera for some alone time and a good book, and then returned home to the fantasitc dinner below: Carbonara, salad, bread and wine! Did I mention the kids were in bed, too?! A quiet dinner...AMAZING!!
And as if all of the above were not enough, my sweet husband did shadow silhouettes of all my children. (He is very artistic!) AND he bought me a gift certificate for a spa pedicure! SO BLESSED!!!
“We would like to pay homage to all brave mothers who dedicate themselves to their own family without reserve, who suffer in giving birth to their children and who are ready to make any effort, to face any sacrifice, in order to pass on to them the best of themselves ... How hard they have to fight against difficulties and dangers! How frequently they are called to face genuine ‘wolves’ determined to snatch and scatter the flock! And these heroic mothers do not always find support in their surroundings. On the contrary, the cultural models frequently promoted and broadcast by the media do not encourage motherhood. In the name of progress and modernity, the values of fidelity, chastity, sacrifice, in which a host of Christian wives and mothers have distinguished and continue to distinguish themselves, are presented as obsolete. As a result, a woman who is determined to be consistent with her principles often feels deeply alone, alone in her love which she cannot betray, and to which she must remain faithful. Her guiding principle is Christ, who has revealed the love which the Father bestows on us. A woman who believes in Christ finds a powerful support precisely in this love that bears everything. It is a love that enables her to believe that all she does for a child conceived, born, adolescent or adult, she does at the same time for a child of God. As Saint John states in today’s reading: ‘We are called children of God, and that is what we are’ (1 John 3:1).” Blessed John Paul II