"Love your children. In them you can see Baby Jesus. Pray for them a lot and every day put them under Holy Mary's protection." - St. Gianna Beretta Molla
This Sunday I'm just reflecting on the importance of praying for our children. It hit me lately how I have put a great amount of effort into providing for his physical and emotional needs (which are important, and definitely not easy to manage all the time), but that I regularly neglect his spiritual needs without even thinking.
St. Gianna humbled me last night when I read this quote. As a Catholic mama, I'm called to go a step beyond my son's physical, mental, and emotional needs. Praying for him every single day is not just a nice little thing to do, it's the foundation of what God asks of me as my son's teacher here on earth. Henry is counting on me to teach him the faith, and more importantly, to show him our faith in action. It's a little intimidating and crazy that God has entrusted me with this task, but with His help and the intercession of my Mother Mary, I know I can handle it...and it starts with a little prayer for my son each day.