In honor of Mother’s Day, I share with you the following brief reflection from Amy Welborn’s A Catholic Woman’s Book of Days:
There is no way I could have imagined, at the beginning of any of my pregnancies, who the child within me would turn out to be.
Oh, I had my hopes and dreams, but in more than twenty years of watching the fruit of my womb grow, I have found, without exception, that the reality of each of these people is infinitely more wonderful than anything I could have planned.
Mary could not know, either. Even the angel’s words could not completely express what was to come, either the pain or the joy.
But in faith, trusting that God knows best, she said yes to whatever lay in store.
May God abundantly bless all of our mothers, those living with us on earth, and those living with us through the Communion of saints, for their immeasurable love! Happy Mother’s Day!