It’s the Feast of the Visitation!
I love this feast (Ok, I love most any feast!)…because I really think of it as a girl feast, in a way. It’s about how we girls support each other. We women, we support each other. Sometimes it takes getting past those crazy younger years maybe, when there is that weird competition thing going on (do you all still have/do that?). But, we women are there for each other. And it’s one of the great riches in life. So on this feast day I think about that. Mary went to her older cousin, Elizabeth, and stayed with her to help her as she approached the end of her amazing surprise pregnancy (carrying John the Baptist). It’s what we do when we can and it’s such a vital part of being a woman that we see it even in the mother of God. Cool, huh?
I think on this day of all my great good girlfriends and sister and how they have helped me up when I’ve tripped or messed up, listened to me ramble, cooked and cleaned for me and watched me sob to the point of puffy eyes and running snot. They’ve listened through gulping tears and through seemingly endless venting and pondering and navel gazing rambling. And that was all just yesterday!! Kidding… Still… They’ve consoled and cheered me on in more ways than I can count, saved my marriage and assisted my kids. This is a feast, in my mind at least, for all of us gals. So, let’s celebrate, lift a glass of something cold and yummy and toast the women and girlfriends, sisters and moms. We’re some of each other’s best gifts. Thank you for that, ladies!
Happy Feast Day!