This week has been a busy week! I took my one year old son into the emergency room Tuesday evening. He acquired a huge gaping cut in his eyebrow area after he fell into a cabinet. The huge deep cut had to have 5 stitches! He's the first of our 9 kids to need stitches, although I imagine that he will not be our last! Then on Friday our oldest was blessed to receive her Confirmation! It was beautiful, and our Bishop did a great job when he spoke to the kids! During all that business I was also busy preparing for a family get together in honor of Our Blessed Mother! So today we had a wonderful little tea party in honor of Mother Mary!
Since Mother Mary was the reason for our Mother's Day event,
I felt she needed a special place of Honor!
So I made this altar using a simple mosquito canopy, fancy ribbons, strings of pearls, white roses, and large drop gem beads. I hung the canopy in our bay-window and tied up the one side so it was open. I added all the decorations using clear thread and I also hung the large drop gems to the back behind Mary to make the canopy sit level. It turned out so lovely, the pictures just don't do it justice!
Click here to see how to make a
floral crown for a Marian statue
Here are a few other mini Mary altars I had set out for the party:
We had a great time at our party and we plan to have one again next Mother's day!
Here's a picture of myself (in blue) and my 6 daughters along with my mother.
Yes, my two oldest daughters are out growing me!
But that's not too hard since I stopped growing when I was their age!
I'd add a picture of my daughter with the Bishop at her Confirmation, but I forgot to take my camera to the ceremony. (Thankfully, my mother got a picture. I have to get it from her!)
BTW: My little guy is fine and he's healing very well. He's back to his normal adventurous-self! Oh, he worries me every time he falls now! I'm finding more and more gray hair!
Happy Mothers day to my heavenly Mother and to my earthy mother!
And may God bless all Mothers!