Little Flowers Girls’ Club ~ Patience
A couple weeks ago I hosted our 8th Little Flowers Girls’ Club meeting for Wreath III. I thought I published this post that weekend but, in the midst of wrapping up the baby shower and golf camp, followed by a camping trip for my boys and our local parade the next day, I never did and I just ran across it in my drafts folder… Oops!
Since we went a little out of order in May, skipping ahead so we could focus on Mary Mother of God during her month, we went back to the virtue of Patience for this meeting, learning about St. Bathildis and St. Elizabeth the mother of St. John the Baptist. (I loved that our meeting happened to fall on June 24th, the feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist. So appropriate!)
Here is the overview of our meeting:
~ Coloring Pages ~
~ Notebook Pages ~
For this month’s Virtue Notebook/Scrapbook Page, I used the memory verse for Patience, a beautiful prayer for patience, an image of St. Bathildis, and a Lily of the Valley (the flower for this virtue). You can download my document here.
Here is a picture of the sample page I created:
Here are the girls’ completed pages for “Patience”:
~ Craft :: Painting Flower Pots ~
Since it takes patience to paint and to grow flowers, I chose to have the girls paint flower pots and then take the seeds home to plant and patiently wait for them to grow!
They always enjoy painting at Little Flowers, and they painted the cutest little pots!
~ Lesson on Patience ~
One of the other moms gave the lesson this month, while I set out all of the painting supplies. She ended the lesson with a short activity, taking turns to put together a puzzle, encouraging the girls to practice the virtue of patience as they wait their turn, even if they see where a certain piece of the puzzle went. I thought it was a great idea, and the girls had fun putting the puzzle together.
~ Wreath III Flower Cupcakes ~
Lily of the Valley Cupcakes
As I was trying to come up with a way to create Lily of the Valley cupcakes, using the supplies I could find in my pantry, I decided to try out some white chocolate chips along with a little green frosting. What do you think? Do those look like Lily of the Valley Cupcakes to you? I thought they turned out cute.
~ Group Photo ~
I will be hosting our last meeting tomorrow afternoon, and still need to start preparing… Perhaps you can say a little prayer that I am able to pull it all together and still get a little sleep! 😉
St. Bathildis help us practice our patience in all that we do to bring glory to our Lord !
St. Therese, the Little Flower, pray for us!
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.