Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms! This year we will be attending the annual Mother's Breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus at our church. My husband is organizing the event. Two years ago on Mother's Day, we were in the process of adopting our Bumblebee, then 21 months. At the time the adoption was stalled, and it looked like we would be able to have custody, but not fully adopt her. During the breakfast that year, an older Knight gave me two Saint Anthony's medals and two beautifully illustrated prayers. Saint Anthony is the patron saint of lost things and causes. The Knight , who can be rather stern, told me about the adoption of his youngest daughter, over 30 years ago, and presented me these small gifts as a comfort while I waited for the completion of our daughter's adoption.
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This past Thursday, my bible study group discussed chapter 15 of the Gospel of John, "I am the True Vine." We discussed how God prunes us through trials to make us better Christians. I will be writing more on this next week. Today, I just want to say how blessed I feel to be part of this amazing group of women. Like Saint Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12: 4-5, " There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit", the women in my group have varied gifts that they share to inspire, encourage and challenge one another to a live more fully with Jesus in our vocations as Mothers.
As like a Mother's Day gift to me, my peonies started to bloom this week and now the irises are now in full glory too. They are gorgeous. I love cutting the flowers and having their fragrant smell fill the house.
Today, we complete the last of Ladybug's standardized tests for kindergarten. We then send them away for grading to see how she ranked among her peers.
So what's happening in your world? Are you struggling with spring fever like I am? I am forcing myself to finish the Math testing, when I really want to go strawberry picking or head off to the beach!
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