I just love the month of May and have for such a long time. May is First Communions, May Crowning's and Mother's Day. It's Mary's month filled with rosaries and devotions. It's the time of the year when cold, rainy days lead to the most brilliant, warm afternoons.
When I think back to my childhood I remember breezy afternoons, cobalt blue skies with cotton candy clouds, the smell of lilac trees blooming and of course all the fun end of the school year activities. After all the rain we've had here I am definitely up for warm days and lots of sunshine.
The baby of our family received his First Holy Communion this past weekend. I'm not sure if it was because he is the baby or my only son, but I was brought to tears many times. He has been so excited to receive Jesus that even our parish priests were happy he finally made his communion, now they don't have to look at his sad puppy dog eyes when the family all goes up to receive and they have to deny him.
On a sadder note, there seems to be so much devastation caused by weather lately that I think we should all take a little time out of our day to pray for those going through these trying times.
I know I personally view these events differently now that I myself have been through it, perhaps that is what God had in mind from the start.