Signs of summer are everywhere! Sunshine, patio furniture taken out, the barbecue being fired up, shedding of jackets and winter coats – elements that everyone looks forward to. These signs all point to a time of relaxation and an opportunity to vacation, maybe enjoy the water, have a picnic, and maybe even slow down and take a break.
But wait a minute! It’s still spring and the business of spring remains unfinished. There is growth and new life waiting for us as we consider the gift of mothers and the motherhood of Mary. Moving into the marvelous month of May engenders a sense of gratitude for both the women in our lives that we have been privileged to call, “mom” and the motherhood of our heavenly mother, Mary of Nazareth.