Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Queens

To me it is very fitting that My Favorite Aunt was born on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.  I celebrate Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth and my aunt the Queen all in one 24 hour period.

I come from a line of strong women. That might be a clich√© line by now, but it is true. I might not agree with all the ways the women in my family have utilized their strength, but to endure what they have endured takes strength all the same. I can’t help but note the comparisons between the strength it took for Mary to say “yes” to God and give birth to Christ and have to watch her Son die on that cross and the strength of my relatives.

My aunt is a beautiful person, through and through. She is honest, kind and I share her sense of humor. I am so happy my mom has a sister like her!

This post will not be long; a teething baby is calling for his mama, but I wanted to take a minute to tell the Queens that August 15 is always one of my favorite feast days. Much love to my aunt. I hope she has a wonderful day today!

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