Saturday, May 12, 2012

10,000 Angels To Light My Way Home

I wrote this post a while back and I'd like to share it with you in honor of my sweet mom. 

Mom's angel she had displayed in her front yard. Now it's in my yard.

While watching EWTN one evening...I heard a story about a woman. Monetarily...she had nothing. She lived in a home with dirt floors but she was rich in her faith. Upon her death....she was unable to leave money or assets to her children but she left them the greatest gift of all. Her faith.

   I received a Catholic education and the
Sacraments. Most of my life I've attended mass on a regular basis. I considered myself a practicing Catholic or so I thought. I was going through the motions and pretty much it stopped there. mother passed away...I've started a journey. I pray this spiritual journey will last for the rest of my life. This question was asked of me once.  If you don't know Jesus...then how can you love him?   I'm hopeful and excited that with perseverance through prayer, Sacred Scripture study, learning about the saints, practicing the Sacraments...regularly receiving the Holy Eucharist ...I'll come to better know our Father by strengthening my relationship with him.

Did you know the saints had struggles of their own? That's the wonderful thing about sainthood. God uses their lives as examples for us. Even with their human shortcomings and trials .....they still became saints and we're inspired by them. My Catholic faith challenges us all to become saints.

My mom didn't force her religious beliefs on to anyone but she was there to discuss them if you wanted to. I wish...I was at the same place in my faith journey when she was a live as I am now. What opportunities I missed for some lovely conversation with her. What I could have learned!

I'm blessed to have her bible though. As I read through it ....I can see parts of Scripture that she highlighted and drew stars around. I sometimes feel uncomfortable....that I'm trespassing into what were her inner most personal thoughts, struggles and joys in her journey with Christ but maybe that's His plan. Maybe...with those bookmarked pages and highlighted words of Scripture...she's accompanying me on my journey.
I can choose to believe this or not. I choose to believe. A gift of faith. ~Amy

10,000 angels with lanterns to light my way back home.
Will you be glad if I come back home?
Long time I've been away.
Is it true?
Can I come back today?
~Aaron Thompson


Victor S E Moubarak said...

This is a wonderful tribute to your Mother; Beautiful Whispers.

She is looking down upon you from Heaven and is very proud of you that you follow in her Faith Footsteps.

She is happy that you read her Bible and see her notes. That's how she still speaks in your heart.

I am praying for you and your family.

God bless you and yours.

Monica said...

How close you must feel to her as you read those thoughtful notes that she wrote as you read her Bible. She will always be there with you :-)