Saturday, May 2, 2009

M A Y is for M A R Y

The above picture is just a lovely statue I found of the Holy Mother that looks unusual.

This is a special month dedicated to the Blessed Mother and the above picture in our backyard shows a small way in which we honor Mary for being the mother of Our Saviour. As a mother, she is such a beautiful inspiration to mothers everywhere. We mothers treasure, care for and protect our little ones and never stop the "mother connection" even when they have their own children, yet the Blessed Mother had to give up her Son for us!! Now I have a little son in Heaven but I did not have to choose to "give him up" as this Holy Mother did. It would be wise for all of us to say extra special prayers this month to make love like hers more of a possibility in this strife torn world.

This lovely picture I found shows Mary cuddling sweet and tender, something we need to be to others.
This is an image I found of a shrine in Ireland that honors Mary...wish I could have seen it when we were in Ireland 20 yrs. ago!

This is a picture of a sorrowful and sad Blessed Mother. Let us all be willing to make this world so much better that Mary will always be smiling instead of sad because we aren't praying and spreading goodness in this world. We do make a difference...

"As inspiration for all of us to realize that EACH of us can do things to help improve our world, I’m sharing stories that prove ONE PERSON can make important differences. I’ve read that the current history books given to students have purposely been revised to talk about “movements” but leave out the names of the individual people whose actions began the “movements”. For example, Gandhi made peaceful protest and peaceful civil disobedience a valuable process of peaceful change. Susan B. Anthony rose to the challenge as a famous leader of the battle to obtain women’s right to vote in the U.S. The Illuminati owners of text book publishers do not want students to realize that important improvements can begin with ONE PERSON; this is why the text books have been rewritten to discuss movements and not individuals."

Keeping that thought, let me share with you an experiment I did with my sixth grade Sunday school class one Sunday. First, let me say that many of these kids were restless and not wanting to have "school" on the week-end, so creativity needed to be employed many times. That meant a lot of prayerful thought and planning on my part.

The religious education coordinator was kind of used to my unusual requests, so when I asked for a room that was super dark and had no windows, (she only twitched slightly) I was given the keys to the normally locked bathroom for the regular week day students (there were other bathrooms for the Sunday school kids, so no panic please).

It definitely was totally dark, pitch black actually! Each student had a candle and I had some borrowed matches. They giggled and loved the atmosphere as I was explaining how important each of them are to making the world a better place. They admitted that it was very dark and they could see absolutely nothing. I lit one single candle and we could see each other but there was still a lot of darkness, so i said to the nearest student, "Let me light your candle" and it got a little brighter and we kept on doing that until the whole room was without shadows. So I said that we also have the option of lighting other people 's candles or teaching them how important a contribution their candle can make. So, please "light your candle" and help others light theirs.

Today's little laugh needs to be a mother joke:

Name Those Twins

A pregnant woman from Washington, D.C. gets in a car accident and falls into a deep coma.

Asleep for nearly 6 months, when she wakes up she sees that she is no longer pregnant and frantically asks the doctor about her baby.

The doctor replies, "Ma'am you had twins! a boy and a girl.

Your brother from Maryland came in and named them."

The woman thinks to herself, "No, not my brother... he's an idiot!"

She asks the doctor, "Well, what's the girl's name?" Denise." "

Wow, that's not a bad name, I like it! What's the boy's name?" "Denephew. "

~~~~Heavenly Father, thank you for the blessing of giving us the Blessed of all mothers to show us how loving we should be.


  1. Beautiful!
    I always felt a special kinship with Mary and always loved that May was her month!
    My Mom told me so many stories about her when I was little.
    And my most favorite was that Mary was my Mother in Heaven and if ever I needed anything to ask her as she would then in turn ask Jesus, and Jesus could never refuse His Mother! But I was to save those for only very special requests!
    And I have a joke too my Mom told me, but I want to check with my sister first to make sure I have it right, I'll be back!
    Loved your joke!
    Loved this post!
    Love Our Mother in Heaven!

  2. Thank you for visiting me today!
    Your blog is lovely, and so thoughtful and cheerful ~ I will add you to my blogroll :)
    Mrs.P xx

  3. Loveliest of pictures and the funniest of jokes!!! Thank you for putting a :) on my face!!! Cathy

  4. Okay, I'm back.
    Here's the scenario. St. Peter is turning away a lot of folks at the Pearly Gates, but when he goes back inside he sees the people that he turned away are inside Heaven's Gates! So he asks around to see how they got in. Later he goes to Jesus and he says, "Jesus, you have to help me out here. You have to talk to your Mother because it's my job to judge who gets through the gates and I'm turning away a lot of folks, but then they run around to the back of Heaven, and Your mother takes pity on them and sneaks them in the back door!"
    Have a great weekend, friend!

  5. loved the Sunday school story... we miss you Ganga.

  6. Oh Marcy I love this post, I too love our blessed Mary but I also feel a special bond to her mother Saint Anne. These 2 ladies are very important in my life especially while driving. I visited Ireland last summer, do you know where this shrine is? Take care my friend.....:-) Hugs, Bernie

  7. Marcy, Your Sunday school lesson was very clever! Very inspiring. Also Jake loved your joke!Happy Sunday.

  8. I'm so sorry about your son Marcy.....
    You are such an inspiration to us all. The atatue of our blessed Mother looks so beautiful in your little garden. I too loved your Sunday school lesson. Peace be with you :>)


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