Mom! Her crown is broken off because I put her downtown during "Biker Night" because I was peeved that someone smashed a 800 pound marble statue of Our Lady at St. Joseph Church. She got a little injured during her heoric stand, some of her crown got broken and Jesus' arm got cut off. Somehow her distressed condition sort of makes me love her more. I feel my Carmelite crown is missing pieces on most days.
The drawing is from the first ever Hail Mary I ever said while a tourist at Notre Dame in Paris. That prayer kicked off my whole vocation to marriage. I met my husband 3 weeks later. I love having such a dramatic time to Mommy Mary.
I'm excited to have votile candles at the ready for all of your prayer intentions.