The temperature was so unseasonably cool, that we spent most of the afternoon in the back yard, enjoying the beauty of God's creation. Sunshine rescued this bright blue butterfly(?) with a damaged wing and named it "Maria".
My family so generously bestowed upon me a Star of the Sea rosary made by the hands of a friend I've never met. She didn't even know who it was going to bless. At times, holding tight to these beautiful blue beads during Mass kept the tears at bay. The profound homily given by our favorite Cistercian priest kept all of our attention riveted. After Mass, the same Cistercian father bestowed a moving blessing upon these beads of love that I will think of every time they pass through my fingers.
Litany of Mary ATCs ~ (Star of the Sea, Mirror of Justice, Refuge of Sinners, Mystical Rose)
My children contemplated the designs, I helped them visualize their designs, then they completed their own versions for trading later this month and I was "gifted" with these prototypes, not to mention, the time to indulge my creativity which is always a gift.
A giant cookie made by Husband and to be decorated later by my sweet children (that's material for another post). Husband makes the best cookies! I like to think Mary did too.
Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!