On Mother’s Day

by | May 12, 2013 | Mother's Day, Prayer | 4 comments

Happy Mother’s Day to all my dear visitors here at Shower of Roses. I hope you are having a lovely day! My husband and children surprised me with pretty flowers and the sweetest handmade cards! (Oh! And even my own copy of that brand new CD! Yay!!) Like last year, the children painted little flower pots at the store while Sean and I shopped for garden plants yesterday afternoon. They were all so excited to show me their creations early this morning! Thank you God for blessing me with such a wonderful family!

O Good God, we thank Thee, that Thou hast given us children, made them heirs of heaven by holy baptism, and entrusted to us their training. Penetrate us with a sense of responsibility; assist us in the care of their health, but especially in the preservation of their innocence and purity of heart. Grant that we may teach them early to know and serve Thee, and to love Thee, with their whole heart. Grant that we ourselves may carefully avoid all that we must forbid them, and may assiduously practice all that we should inculcate to them. We commend them, O God, to Thy paternal care and to the guardianship of Thy holy angels. Bless, O heavenly Father, our little efforts! May our children’s advancement in years be to Thy honor, and may they persevere to the end! Amen.
~ Prayer of Mothers for their Children, Mother Love


  1. Blair

    Happy Mother's Day to you! I very much enjoy following your blog and your beautiful family. Hope you're having a wonderful day!

  2. Kerry

    What lovely flowers, Jess, and what wonderful little blessings you have! I am always cheered by your posts! I could learn something from you–mine have been so dismal lately I'm afraid no one is reading them.

  3. Anonymous

    Thank you Jessica. I hope you had a peaceful day. Just returned from my dh surgery. Please keep us in your prayers. I will keep you in mine. You are a wonderful mother.


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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.

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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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