In the last days of March, my son Jonathan tested positive for COVID-19 four days after he returned from London where he was doing postgraduate studies, and one day into the 14-day Stay Home Notice period my husband and I were serving because of our overseas trip.
“I am all yours, my Queen, my Mother, and all that I have is yours.” This line is what a Legionary says during our annual consecration to Mother Mary. We go up individually or in pairs to make our individual consecration of our lives to Mary.
I wondered if I could trust God with my desires. How can my marriage be fruitful? As a woman, I am called to bear life. My body is meant to bear life. So what happens then when my body cannot bear life like it’s meant to? Am I less of a woman because of this? I share a desire to mother, to nurture, to love. Where do I direct these desires to? To whom do I give them to?