Happy, happy birthday Blessed Mother! Happy, happy birthday Queen of Heaven! Happy, happy birthday Immaculate One... Mother of the Most High!
How joyous the Heavens must be today in celebration of your most anticipated arrival! How blessed the earth must be today as your Son grants those special intercessions you've been requesting for your children. How happy the hearts who feel the love you gift unceasingly from the depths of your soul.
Before some of you chide me for being super early in my birthday wishes (the Church celebrates her birthday on Sept. 8th), the Blessed Mother revealed to her chosen visionaries in Medjugorje that her true date of birth is August 5th.
So in honor of our Blessed Mother, let's offer up a special prayer of thanksgiving and blessings. May she be loved ever more, followed with humility, and trusted as our most precious intercessor in all we do. May the world ever fall more and more in love with this Most Prized Gift from God the Father. Amen, amen, amen! :)
And to top off such a wonderful day, my beautiful little cousin, Lydia, is to be baptized into the Church today. I am honored to have been chosen as her godmother. What a beautiful gift from Our Lady - and to have worked it out that Lydia would be initiated into the Church on her birthday of all days... Lydia is blessed indeed.