Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mother's Day at the Grotto


Every year the Oregon Mother of the Year is invited to speak on Mother's Day Mass at the Grotto, The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, Oregon

This beautiful 62 acre Catholic Shrine and botanical garden is located in Portland, Oregon. The Grotto (as it is commonly called) is a non-profit Oregon corporation, supported solely by the proceeds of its gift shop and by donations. It is administered by the Order of Friar Servants of Mary.

It is wonderful that mothers are recognized this way each year. Members of the Oregon Chapter of American Mother, Inc. were also invited to attend as were past Mother of the Year and Young Mothers of the Year. I was given the opportunity to speak (see my speech in another section of this blog) on Motherhood, which was quite an honor.

I appreciated the support of my husband, Steven and our son Slade, his wife, Heidi, and their three children, Sawyer, Kennah, and Avy who were all in attendance.

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