I am very blessed to have my mother with me today. Oh what joy! This photo was taken this morning after our parish’s annual May crowning. What a splendid day we had for it!
Happy Mother’s Day to all my friends who are mothers.
Today I especially want to pray for all mothers who have never had a chance to hold their babies because of the crosses of miscarriage or abortion. You are mothers too and I pray that God will heal your wounded hearts and that one day you will be reunited with your beloved babies in heaven. And I want to remember all the women who bear the cross of infertility, who want to be mothers and whose hearts yearn for children and whose arms yearn to hold a child. May God bless you abundantly.
Finally, today I want to beg your prayers for my sister’s friend, Amy, whose son (not yet named) was born two and a half months early because of a serious threat of pre-eclampsia. He was 1 pound, 12 oz at birth. He’s currently in the NICU and both mother and son are doing well; but he will be in the NICU for quite some time, of course. Thank God for good diagnostics and for safe c-sections. The doctors said another week and mother and baby might not have made it.