May is the month when flowers are blossoming and the weather is getting warmer. It is a busy month for Catholics.  During this special month, our second graders are preparing for their First Communion and will receive the Body of Christ for the first time.  This month has spiritual meaning as we celebrate and prepare for Ascension Thursday and Pentecost.  It is also the month we celebrate Mary, the mother of God, and her legacy in the Catholic Church.  And let’s not forget all the mothers on Mother’s Day.

The month of May reminds us that we are getting closer to summer, concluding with Memorial Day.  It is a busy month with weddings, graduations, Communions, and all sorts of events being celebrated.

When I think back to this month, I certainly have good memories of when my own teenage daughters received their First Communion.  I remember vividly their pretty white dresses, the flowers, rosaries, and prayer books – everything synonymous with our Catholic tradition.

Personally this month has special meaning for me.  I will be graduating from Fordham University with a MSE in Education, and Kayla, my youngest daughter, will be celebrating her Sweet 16.  My faith during this busy and spiritual month continues to grow in the future, as I reminisce in the past.

May 1, 2012