As I sat in church this morning listening to Fr Joji, I began thinking about the women I have known who have shown qualities like our Lady….a gentle presence, a kind heart, a faith that could move mountains, total trust, wisdom, unconditional love and acceptance, serenity….and so much more. While none of us here could ever possess all that Mary enraptures, we can try to embody those qualities as much as possible.
I am grateful for all the women I have known here on earth with me now and those who have gone to heaven. I think of my own mother and my grandmother, my mother in law, my dear friend Lori Lynch….all of them touched me and made me who I am.
In this time of Advent waiting, why not take time each day to pause and think about the people in your life who have touched you and helped you to bloom.