Happy Mother's Day to all my dear visitors here at Shower of Roses. I hope you are having a lovely day! My husband and children surprised me with pretty flowers and the sweetest handmade cards! (Oh! And even my own copy of that brand new CD! Yay!!) Like last year, the children painted little flower pots at the store while Sean and I shopped for garden plants yesterday afternoon. They were all so excited to show me their creations early this morning! Thank you God for blessing me with such a wonderful family!
O Good God, we thank Thee, that Thou hast given us children, made them heirs of heaven by holy baptism, and entrusted to us their training. Penetrate us with a sense of responsibility; assist us in the care of their health, but especially in the preservation of their innocence and purity of heart. Grant that we may teach them early to know and serve Thee, and to love Thee, with their whole heart. Grant that we ourselves may carefully avoid all that we must forbid them, and may assiduously practice all that we should inculcate to them. We commend them, O God, to Thy paternal care and to the guardianship of Thy holy angels. Bless, O heavenly Father, our little efforts! May our children's advancement in years be to Thy honor, and may they persevere to the end! Amen.
~ Prayer of Mothers for their Children, Mother Love