Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Something to Help Us Mothers Along!


Donna-Marie has done it again! Just when I thought I had no real good material to work with to get through the pre-teen years with not one, but TW@! girls in the house, my prayers were answered.

Another beautifully hardcovered treasure trove of personalized prayers to throw in your purse and/or keep tucked under your pillow at night has arrived at my doorstep.

Donna's "Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers" is 12 short chapters long reaching far and wide the vocation of motherhood's needs and aspirations.

There are poems, reflections, formal and beautifully written prayers from her heart contained therein. Here's a poem I especially liked:

The Rosary, One Decade at a Time

Because caring for my family
Demands my full attention,
Please, Lord, accept my Rosary
One Decade at a Time.

When the children are fed and dishes washed
And baby is asleep,
I can borrow some time now to kneel down
And pray a decade of the Rosary.

And later, as I sit and rock and nurse my baby,
My heart goes out to You, my Lord.
As I recite the second decade....."

This is a book to be cherished daily as we work the fields in God's creation. Once again, I am very thankful for the amazingly gifted Catholic community we have, it is not an easy road to pave the Catholic way with children in tow and husbands to keep healthy and happy, but we can do it...with the help of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Thank you so very much, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, for the gift of you!

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