From: Mary Zimmerman
Us mothers cooperate in a miracle every time a new baby is born into this world. Parents are their first teachers, we are to help prepare them from early on for exit someday (pray for them in heaven).
Mothers must give our children the examples of love, prayer and education in Godís love, mercy and redemption. Our prayers are instrumental in working miracles. Prayers are the ingredient God uses to work them, thus mothers for miracles.
Mothers and grandmothers need to ask, what can I do to foster the salvation of the souls God has entrusted to my care? First of all we must let the light of love, prayer and example shine into their lives. We live in a darkened present day world, sometimes hard for children and young people to find their way, so go heavy on prayer, then trust. It took some heavy doses of Divine Mercy devotional reading to digest into my mind, heart and soul to ward off confusion, worry and depression in my life.
Us mothers want to witness to answered prayer while we are still alive, yet is it really so different in heaven? Perhaps our prayers are even more powerful before the very throne of God.
I have been blessed with 6 wonderful, loving children, plus 6 in heaven, 11 grand and 11 great-grand children. They keep me on my toes, I mean knees, thatís for sure.
My siblings consist of 2 older brothers, 87 and 89 and 4 in heaven. My youngest brother, Jim Mack, passed at 57 a number of years ago. He was a good man. Perhaps some of you remember the kind deeds he so willingly did for so many people. May God reward him .
What a consolation for us as parents to know we were instrumental in teaching our 16 year old son Duane (killed in 1976) about God.
Let us remember in a special way our dear mothers on this Motherís Day who have gone before us. Surely my mother and perhaps yours have prayerfully prayed down miracles in our lives and have been a mother for miracles. Let us try to imitate this for our dear children then someday we can expect to hear these words, ďWell done my good and faithful mother. Come make yourself at home...this is heaven.Ē
I want to say to all you mothers who are reading this, happy Motherís Day. May Godís blessings be ever upon you, now and forever. Amen.