Happy Mother's Day Mom!

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Dear Mom,

I’m so sorry that I couldn’t be with you this morning to bring you breakfast in bed (burnt toast and a mimosa), to snuggle with you, to present you with a gift crafted by hand out of toilet paper roll, and just generally to pamper you all day long.

I wanted you to know that I’ve spent the day thinking of you and praying for you.  At Mass this morning, Msgr. Rob conferred a special blessing upon all of the mothers present.  As I stood next to Norma (wishing she was you but happy she could be with us), I had tears streaming down my face.  What a blessing to be a Mom!  In so many ways, you were teaching me my life’s vocation before I could ever imagine I would someday be a mother.  You set the benchmark very high — since my boys were very young I’ve always looked to you as the example of all I strive to be as a mother.

Thank you for your continual love and support, for the many ways you have devoted your life to your children and grandchildren, and for the ongoing gift of your friendship!  I love you more than words can ever express and look forward to your visit in a few weeks.  Who knows, maybe we’ll have breakfast in bed when you get here!

Love and hugs,

L.

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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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