No I am not confused! I know the picture of our Lady being Assumed into heaven...well is of her being lifted up to heaven. But think about it, without the Fiat we wouldn't have the amazing gift of WHO she brought to us in HER womb!
Today is extra special for me because it is not only the day we celebrate as Catholics, a holy day of obligation. It is also the anniversary of our daughters baptismal day. I was exceptionally pleased to see the priest who baptized her was the one celebrating the mass we attended.
This day is special in another way as well. When my wonderful hubby and I chose our daughters baptismal date many years ago, it was because I wanted to honor our Lady by having it on this day, my sweet hubby just wanted a hormonal wife and new mommy to be happy, so he smiled and said whatever you want dear...lol!
We discovered (well I discovered, and my sweet hubby was reminded) that it was the birthday of his mother who had passed away when he was very young. Thus this day has become even more special for us.
Which brings me back to think about how Jesus came here to die for us. We couldn't have had the resurrection without the cross. And in return we wouldn't have the most perfect mother to lean on and to go to as we struggle without her having had to endure ALL she did as a mother.
Thus holding her beautiful baby boy, bloody and dead in her arms, makes her ASSUMPTION that more glorious.
I loved what the priest said in his homily, this day can be looked at as a sort of 2nd Easter....or the Easter Sequel. Mary's Assumption is the final conclusion of all that Christ sacrificed for us. And all she endured as a human mother.
Thus I lean on Mary every single day because I know with my entire heart and soul that my crosses in life cannot possibly ever measure up to the cross she carried watching her son die for each of us.
Have a glorious weekend!
And remember: Family is precious. DO NOT TAKE IT FOR GRANTED!
Stop and spend time together each and everyday. Put down the electronics and truly engage with each other.
hugs and prayers always,