*Since it is the month of May the Blessed Mother Mary’s month. And since it is Mother’s Day this Sunday. I thought it would be appropriate, for those of us who have a vocation of being a wife and mother, to honor the greatest mother of all, by discussing how we can fulfill this vocation to the fullest. Through her example and through the examples of other saints who were mothers too.
I am sure she would love us pondering and learning about how we can love her Son and know His will for us more deeply than we already do.
I recently read the story of the life of St. Gianna Molla and was so moved by it that I wanted to share a few of her words with everyone to ponder.
I took these words of hers from one of her letters to her soon-to-be husband, Pietro Molla.
“My Dearest Pietro, How can I thank you for such a magnificent ring? Dear Pietro, to reciprocate, I give you my heart, and I will always love you as I love you now.”
………and….“Pietro dearest, you know that it is my wish to see and know you are happy. Tell me how I should be and what I should do to make you happy.”
………and………“ I ask you a favor from today on, Pietro. If you see that I do something that is not right, tell me, correct me. Do you understand? I will always be thankful.”
The things these words make me ponder are the following:
How do we give our hearts to our husbands?
What do we do to make ourselves see and know that they are happy?
How willing are we to accept being corrected by our husbands (even if we know they are wrong and we are right?)
To me giving my heart to my husband is letting me form my heart to his so that his desires become mine this then helps me to ensure that I know and see what it is that will make him happy and I am always asking him if I am causing him any stress. It unsettles me if for some reason I sense he is not content with something. I tend to loose my inner peace and only find it when I know and see that he is at peace himself. I know that when I am at peace with this I am a much better mother.
The one thing that I believe I am beginning to understand is how much our relationship with our husbands should reflect the relationship one has with God and the more we work on this the better wives and mothers we will be.
Please add your thoughts, advice, and comments….*