After Mass today the boys and I went to Our Lady's altar to offer a prayer of thanks for her ongoing prtection, and an entreaty to watch over us on our forthcoming Canadian adventure.
Every single place on the votive candle stand was taken with candles. I'm pleased that the parishioners love their Mother as well as their Mums. Since we couldn't light a candle we said a prayer for Mrs P and for my dear mother, God rest her soul.
Happy Mothering Sunday to any mothers who may read this.