We like to honor the Mother of our Lord this month of May. Our Church will have a celebration and a rosary will be said before each Mass this month. We have the May Crowning coming up. where a wreath of flowers will be placed on the statue of Mary in our Church's Mary's Garden.... A little ceremony where children will do the honors. The statue will be brought into the Church Sanctuary to remind us of Jesus' mother and our own mothers as well. We don't worship Mary, but we honor her this month of May.
Today is supposed to be a rainy day. We woke to a heavy fog this May Day morning and now the fog has cleared and it's very dreary out. I have been taking my tomato plants in and out of the garage. I noticed yesterday that one of the plants has blossoms on it. I'm anxious to plant these. I met an old friend at the grocery yesterday. She had that longing look in her eyes as she scanned the flowers that were for sale.She mentioned that her garage was full of annuals.....and that her husband had sent her out to get some more. She said, "Only a couple more weeks and we will be safe to plant." Later I saw her in the market with petunias in her cart. She had a smile on her face when we talked some more about planting. She's a few year older than me and has had difficulties walking. It seems that once a gardener always a gardener. It doesn't matter if we walk with a cane, have to sit on a chair, how much our hands hurt from arthritis, how stiff our bodies become, how uncomfortable we are bending, we may have cricks in our necks and kinks in our spines....we will garden somehow.