"For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control."
Feeling a little weak at the knees with the thought of eight weeks of summer ahead of you? Take courage! God has called you to motherhood and he will give you the power to live your vocation fully and with confidence.
One more thing: God is the God of the living. He is here for you in his Holy Spirit for all your joys and challenges. Call on him this summer when you are relishing family time AND when things get a little heated in the back seat during a road trip.
Prayer: Father in heaven, bless my family as we begin our summer together. May this be a time of rest and renewal, of fun and blessing for us all. I ask this in Jesus' name, Amen. St. Erasmus, pray for me.