In honor of the month of May, the month of Mary, we had our very own little May Crowning the other day!
We crowned a beautiful statue that I recently acquired for only $1 at a local church rummage sale (talk about God providing!!) with a simple crown of cloth flowers. I had initially planned on hosting an elaborate May Crowning celebration with all of our local Catholic friends, but in the end I realized that those plans might never come to fruition. Instead, we had a simple May Crowning with our family and another young Catholic couple who was over for dinner. (The husband goes to school with the Abbot and he and his wife are very dear friends.) A song, a litany, and a rosary...and little Sister Stinky toddling about in our midst. Perfect.
The longer I am a mother, the more I feel I can appreciate this lovely heavenly Mother of ours.