A Mother’s Day Filled with Abundant Blessings

After Mass on Mother's Day, our family drove over to the cemetery to bring pinwheels to Lucy and Annie's grave. As we drove into the entrance, a man from the cemetery staff stopped us and handed us a flower. He also asked us if we would like a balloon to release - he said that people were writing the names of their loved ones on the balloons and then releasing them. "The kids really seem to enjoy this," he said with a smile. "Sure, we would love that," I responded enthusiastically. Without … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Reflection

We spent the past two Mother's Day weekends in the hospital.  Once for me when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2010, and then last year Gus was hospitalized on and off during the month of May for unexplained vomiting and weight loss.  I've been dreading the month of May, just waiting for the next crisis to hit our family.  So let's just say I was overjoyed to be spending this mothers day with 5 healthy children.  Nobody was in pain, nobody was really sick, and nobody was crying!Mr. Red … [Read more...]

On Mother’s Day, Our Husbands Shine

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful mothers out there!I don't know about all of you, but yesterday I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for all that my husband does for our family. Sure, the day was about celebrating mothers, and my husband and children did a great job of making me feel special and loved. I woke up to beautiful flowers, an enormous balloon, sweet cards, and a delicious breakfast, and the day ahead was relaxing and filled with family time. What could be better? … [Read more...]