Happy belated Mother's Day! I wanted to get to this yesterday, but I had to call it a day as soon as I stepped foot in our apartment.
May 13 is a special day for our family. It is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, and she has played a very special and significant role in Rod and my relationship. She has been there every step of the way, as a good mom is, and it was very special for me to be able to share my first Mother's day with her on her feast day. These past few weeks, I have felt her very close as Rod and I have been searching for a new place to live, and as we have begun talking about Vivian's walk that my sister Clare is putting together.
Yesterday, as my family sat around the table eating lunch at my parents, my brother asked my mom a question, "what has been your greatest joy as a mom?" And of course, everything for Jan has been a joy, which has always been a great example of true mother's love. My dad then posed the question at me and the past few months flashed before me. My honest answer was everything. Of course, there are highlights: when I felt Viv move for the first time, and when we saw her smile last week, but I can honestly say every part of this journey has been a joy. That is the grace I know Mary has been sharing with me through these months. As devasting as it was to hear about Vivi's heart, I now see her heart as a complete joy and blessing because that is what makes her who she is, and she is beautiful and perfect in my eyes and in God's.
I received this video in an email this morning and I thought I would share it in light of mother's day. God gives each of us the most perfect beautiful and wonderful child. I, am I sure all of you, feel honored and blessed :)