Wonder and Will. But, here, I wanted to post about a different Mother-related blessing...
It is May - the Month of Mary. So, I have been focusing lots of our Jammies School activities on learning about and celebrating the Blessed Mother. Well, yesterday morning, I got side-tracked from what I should have been doing by "taking a few minutes" to find some Mary Matching cards I thought I had somewhere in my computer files. I knew the kids would love these after the fun we had with the St. Joseph ones I mentioned in this post.
Well, the "few minutes" turned into nearly an hour with me failing to find the cards in my files and, likewise, failing to find them with an online search, I realized I was doing anything but managing my morning time well. So, I decided to reach out to a wonderful yahoo group I belong to - The Creative Kingdom - to see if anyone there might have downloaded similar cards. Well, lo and behold, the generous and talented owner of the group, Elaine from Commotion from the Ocean of Life, saw my post and not only responded to it, but also used her time and talent yesterday to make and share some wonderful Mary cards with ourY-group.
Then, this afternoon, as my daughter snoozed on a blanket in the sun while my son and I played Go Fish, Memory and I Spy with the cards, I was filled with smiles. Truly, I have a grateful heart, as mother who loves the Divine Mother and appreciates so many other mothers. Together, may we all work to train up our children (and ourselves!) in the way we should go!
To see what others are thankful for, please head over to Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers and check out the links.