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Thanks Mom 2017


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My husband & I had been working all day on our gardening. Its been about four years since I have been able to do any weeding or serious physical working, as my back and neck issues had been declining. Today and yesterday, our Lord allowed me the grace to get out and do some serious physical work. It was wonderful!

We had lost everything in the drought. There wasn’t much left growing in front of our home. Even our palm trees died. You can imagine the mess. So, we decided to just level everything and start over, planting nothing but succulents with a wonderful rock garden, a sand base and maybe a dry river bed. Something easy for us to take care of and didn’t need a lot of water nor upkeep.

We cut back a wall of dead ice plant that had overgrown the retaining wall which leads up to the back yard. Clearing out almost everything that should have been done a long time ago. As we ended tonight, and entered our home and we had a beautiful sense of accomplishment. We were able to get something done together that had been bothering both of us, for a long time. Working together to get it done. Mind you, it was only the cleaning out of four years of overgrown deep weeds and dead trees and plants. We haven’t started the new decorating yet, but we did it together to build something new.

I walked out on the balcony to take some pictures and I posted them to my social media page. As I looked at the pictures, I seen something I hadn’t before. That retaining wall. The one that was unseen for many years, covered in overgrown dead ice plant. I realized quickly where my Mama Mary Garden would now be. The retaining wall looked just like a snake with its head cut off.  It will soon have a statue of our Holy Mother,  above the water fall in the corner of it. Mothers Day is just around the corner.

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May is the month of Mary. May she be crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth, in all hearts.

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Thank You Mama: Holy Saturday


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“And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart”

Just as our Lord was created for this, Mama, as were you. I thank our Lord for the gift of you, Immaculate Conception, to strengthen us, not only in that dreaded time of darkness, but in all time. On His Cross, as He spoke the words, “Woman, behold thy son. Son, behold thy mother.”, you “O most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven”, became our Mother.

From the Annunciation and the moment of your yes, it was your yes that carry’s all your children through the dark and into the Light of your Son, as your Son, our Lord, carries us through to our Father.

Thank you Mama, our Mother, O Most Beautiful Woman who the Holy Spirit had already descended upon to strengthen the Children of God in our days of darkness. Happy Mother’s Day. I love you.

I pray for all souls today, who do not know our Lord or what He has done. I pray Mama through your intercession, that all souls pull closer to listen, repent and to believe Him and in Him. “And the One seated on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”

 

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Comfort From Heaven


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A few weeks ago, while I was praying in Adoration, I noticed a vase of different types of flowers sitting below our Lord. Looking down into it was hidden a little flower so intricate and dense with petals so beautiful in its coloring, I couldn’t help but move closer to it to take a better look and smell it.

I took in a huge whiff of this beauty and laughed out loud, really hard. It didn’t smell very nice at all and I remembered this sent from childhood. Immediately I was transported into my mother’s garden. I was a small child laying in the grass with my face deep in looking at the flowers that were plated by my mom and dad. This little beautiful flower was there and I was comforted by the memory of being secure in my mothers care. I was reminded of the memories of innocence of my childhood and my mom who has passed many years ago, was smiling along with me in this little comforting backyard garden memory, brought to me from our Lord in Adoration.

I miss her today. May we all find comfort, even if it is just one special memory we have, of the love our deceased mothers had for us when they were with us here. Even when they are gone many years, they are still here through the memories our Lord brings to us, long ago forgotten. The flower so beautiful, but the scent not so pleasing is just as we are in this life. Suffering comes with the beauty of life.

O God, Who has commanded us
to honour our father and mother,
have compassion in Thy mercy,
on the souls of my father and mother;
forgive them their sins,
and grant that I may see them
in the joy of eternal brightness.
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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Mothers Day


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Holy Mary,
help those in need,
give strength to the weak,
comfort the sorrowful,
pray for God’s people,
assist the clergy,
intercede for religious.

Mary, all who seek your help
experience your unfailing protection.
Amen.

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Hail, you Star of Ocean!
Portal of the sky,
Ever Virgin Mother,
Of the Lord most high.

O! by Gabriel’s Ave,
Uttered long ago,
Eva’s name reversing,
Establish peace below.

Break the captive’s fetters;
Light on blindness pour;
All our ills expelling,
Ev’ry bliss implore.

Show yourself a mother;
Offer him our sighs,
Who for us Incarnate
Did not you despise.

Virgin of all virgins!
To your shelter take us;
Gentlest of the gentle!
Chaste and gentle make us.

Still as on we journey,
Help our weak endeavor,
Till with you and Jesus
We rejoice forever.

Through the highest heaven,
To the Almighty Three,
Father, Son, and Spirit,
One same glory be.

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Happy Mothers Day


She was told of Him
She bore Him
She gave birth to Him
She held Him
She nursed Him
She changed Him
She nurtured Him
She sang to Him
She raised Him
She played with Him
She fed Him
She ticked Him
She kissed Him
She hugged Him
She attended to Him
She cried with Him
She laughed with Him
She suffered with Him
She comforted Him
She loved Him
She died with Him
She rose with Him
She sits with Him
She is mom

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Mother’s Day



When I was very young, about the age of 3 or 4, I remember my mother had this holy card. I used to ask her all the time if it was her because the resemblance is stunning of my mother.

My mother Violet, passed away on June 24, 2002. I became an orphan. My father had passed away in 1996 and it was the end of my family as I knew it. It wasn’t until recently, that I came to understand that our Holy Mother Mary has taken my hand and has become my mother now. Funny really, because she has always been there but I never knew it. It is through her guidance, that I can understand the meaning of motherhood. Motherhood is sacrifice of self for the love of others. Through the greatest gift of LIFE from God.

Happy Mothers Day.

I miss you mom 🙂 Thank you for everything! I love you!


My Mom on her 60’s birthday.

My mom when I was 3 years old…

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