January 1, as many of you might recall, was mother’s FAVORITE “Holy Day of Obligation”. Or, as she used to say, “Ahbligation”.
Research shows that – to the Catholic Church – January 1st is known as the “Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God” and is a liturgical feast “honoring her divine motherhood.”
That is some coincidence, wouldn’t you say?
A coincidence because in our family, regardless of the church you may attend or to whom you might pray, on January 1, we disparate Whitakers are absolutely unified as we honor Jane and the magical and, yes, even divine ways she mothered each and every one of us.
Happy 90th birthday and Happy Holy Day of Obligation, Mom.
You are in our hearts every moment of every day.