|Louisa, Mom, Mary, and Anola|
I was also able to visit with Sister Paula Thompson, OSB, my spiritual guide and friend for almost the past 35 years. She has been having some health struggles of her own but with a well functioning pacemaker, she now seems to be on the road to complete recovery. It was great to see the sparkle in her eye and hear the lilt in her voice.
On Monday, Peter, Anola and I spent the morning at Powell Gardens, Kansas city's Botanical Gardens, a wonderful community resource and asset. For me, it was a chance to experience spring as it will be in Rochester in about a month.
You can read more about Mountain Papaya (Pawpaw) by clicking here. You can see from the photo why it attracted our attention.
You can view other photos of our visit to Powell and other people and events of the trip by visiting the Picasa album for Mother's Day 2014.
I went to Mother's Day Mass with Anola at St. Therese her long time parish. This is a wonderfully racial diverse parish and that is reflected in its liturgy. Below is a video I took of their Dance and Praise group doing a dance for Mother's Day after Mass was concluded.