This weekend I celebrate the birth of my Lord, Jesus Christ. I'll head to church and receive him in the Eucharist. I'll stay up late Saturday night, putting gifts around the tree, our reminder to each other that we should be more like God who gave us the greatest gift of all. With my own family around me, we'll make a cake and sing Happy Birthday.
I'm going to think of all the pain Jesus' mother, Mary, went through, bringing him into this world. In my quietest moment, I'm going to be proud of my Catholic Faith, the ONLY one that holds a woman in the highest regard above any other human being [except Jesus :D].
When I look at my children this year, I'm going to thank God for each and every blessing--Virginia, Matt, Thomas, Sean and Darla. That he called me to be a mother to them over anyone else and that they came from the Love [of God] that my husband and I share. No one can take that power from me. God's way is the most powerful presence in my life.
I pray for all mothers as I start the New Year that they will understand the POWER of motherhood. Even in the bible, the only person who could turn Jesus' head, the only person who could make him perform miracles before his appointed time was his Mother. Today [the day of Jesus' birth], in history, more than 2000 years ago, women were given the Power of the Almighty God.
PS See you after the New Year!