Making our Thankful Tree yesterday was such fun! First the boys headed outside to find a few branches to use and while the girls gathered rocks to fill the vase with. In the meantime I printed off this leaf template and set out the watercolors and paintbrushes. The kids didn’t waste any time getting started! 🙂
They were all very focused on painting the leaves.
Captain was especially concerned with making sure he used fall colors, and lots of them.
After the leaves had dried, they all told me the different things they are thankful for, while I wrote them down. We didn’t have enough leaves for all the things for which we are thankful!! Then we
taped hung the leaves on our “tree”. It turned out great!
Thank you again Meredith for the idea!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.