Lately, I have been crabbier than usual, both inside church and out. People disappoint me. I disappoint myself.
Luckily, I have a friend, a mother, a confidante, to whom I always can turn. I ask the Blessed Mother to pray for me, and I believe she does.
I pray the Rosary every night; I often fall asleep before finishing, the rosary in my hands. Tonight I bought this wonderful barnplank art by my friend Ann Burt. Ann is a retablo artist who recently branched out to painting on planks of old barn wood she finds in rural North Carolina. Isn't this lovely? It will hang by our front door, above a holy water font.
"Mary, my dearest mother, give me your heart to beautiful, so pure, so immaculate, so full of love and humility, that I may receive Jesus as you did -- and go in hast to give him to others."
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Rosary by Sarah Harkins, who made my rosary too.