Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Today would have been my mother's 83rd birthday. She passed away in 2005. Since her birthday always fell around Thanksgiving, I have her in my thoughts and prayers every Thanksgiving in a special way. I'm grateful to her and my dad not only for giving me life but also for giving me the gift of being baptized in the Catholic faith and raising me in it. Mom was always a devout Catholic and for about the last 25 years of her life she went to Mass every day. She worked at a savings bank in New York, and the bank's customers always liked her because she was so friendly and pleasant.
I'm confident that now she is enjoying her eternal reward with the Lord.