On December 12 (Patrick's baptism anniversary), we invited three families to join us in celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We ate tortilla tilmas, praying hand sandwiches, Tepeyac Hill (made from a jello mold), sombreros, and sipped rose punch. The ideas came from Cottage Blessings. After lunch, I had intended to read the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, but the book was not available and the children really wanted to play.
As the twenty children played, the four moms chatted and I received an invaluable tip from the trenches. For four years, I have been buying mattress covers, in an attempt to protect a bed from frequent accidents. When I shared this fact with my friends, they responded in unison, "I use a shower curtain." Needless to say, a shower curtain is now doing an excellent job of protecting my child's mattress.
Thank you, Our Lady of Guadalupe!