I thought it would be fun to go back and see what I posted about one year ago … And to the day, I posted about Mary.
I will go ahead and repost part of what I said last year as well as the image that I included (because it is one of my favorites). We have (or will have) it hanging in our (new) home. Right now, it is in storage, and I miss it. The print was a wedding gift from the artist himself, and when we moved into our second home, a dear friend had it framed for us.
I have dreams of a Mary garden in our new yard (next summer hopefully!) and also a little May Altar in Mary’s honor during her month. For a few days, I have been dreaming about plans for next May, as if I can’t do anything here because this space is temporary. Silly, I know. So, I think I will make a little altar this week, somewhere … Just because I think it would be nice to do for her. I need her intercession now more than ever, as we continue living in transition …
And as a side note, I am very excited about winning this book over here. It has been on my wish list for a long time, but those kids’ books always seem to trump any “me” purchases. I can’t wait to dive into reading it during this month of Mary! Along with my other current-reads: Graced and Gifted and Simplicity Parenting. I can already see that my summer reading list will be full!
From the archives:
This is one of my favorite images of Mary … It is not a classical or traditional image of Mary. But it is one that, I think, captures the joy she has in her Son. How much delight He must have given her as a baby, growing up and during His public ministry! I think about those scenes from The Passion of the Christ that flashback to Jesus and Mary goofing around and laughing together. How beautiful their relationship must have been—and continues to be, of course!
My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden.
For behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed:
for He who is mighty has done great for me,
and holy is His name.
And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm,
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree,
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy,
as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His posterity forever.
~ Luke 1:46-55 ~