Today commemorates the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
"Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, who believed that what was spoken to you would be fulfilled. Though no one will ever bear the Son of God in their womb again, yet, we are called to bear the Son of God to the world through the lives we live - wherever we are, whatever we do and however we do it." - Companion, Q2 2012
The second Sunday of this month marked the celebration of a very
important and valuable person in our lives- our mother. Mommy has been
instrumental in almost every important milestone in my life. Daddy
always sees to it that we do not forget to appreciate her. And rightly
so, as this is but the least that we could do for her. I realized last Holy Week when we spent several days in our farm that my parents are getting old as we children are, too. And they are getting more sensitive and are really deserving of our attention now. I am sad that I have not been very showy in my affection towards my parents. Now that they're older, they really do deserve to be shown love and appreciation. My mom talks a lot about so many things, perhaps trying to fill me in on all that I've missed all those years that we children have lived so far away from them. Or maybe, because she knows we do not have that much time as we would have liked. The chance may never come again. But what I am willing to give them now is time- my time for my parents.
Here's my mom happily delving into the cake I bought for her, though I told her that even if the cake is hers, it is ours for the eating, not hers. She's diabetic, you see. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!