|Mary in the garden, 2011|
My mom, she love the New England Patriots; they won a lot, she loves winning. She would be giddy while watching them play when she was of sound mind.
Today, she isn't mentally capable to enjoy her favorite sport, American Football.
I'm not a big football fan. I can take it or leave it. I don't hate it. If I had the choice to watch an episode of "Chopped" or football, I'd choose "Chopped."
I visited my mom today. I restocked all her favorite treats and drinks. We went for a walk. She talked to her baby and it made my heart smile.
My visit with mom was pleasant. When I was leaving, I told her I was off to work at the phone company.
"Ok, Dear. What time will you be home?" She asked. A question she always asked me back when I did work as an Operator. Mom remembers me working all night as an Operator.
"I'll be home on Tuesday at 10:30 in the morning." I answered.
"Ok. That's good. But why so long?" She replied
"Ma! You saw the snow. There are lots of emergencies." I answered as though it was 1983 when I did work as a telephone operator for the phone company.
"Ok. Bring me cookies. I like those cookies you make." She said with a sweet tone in her voice.
I love it when my mother shows herself.
My drive home was uneventful.
I arrived home.
My husband was watching the game. The Patriots were fighting for a chance for a spot in the Super Bowl 2012. The Ravens were fighting for the win. I believed they were going to take it. We needed a Hail Mary.
It was the end of the 3rd quarter when I sat down with a glass of wine.
The Pats were winning.
The Pats were losing.
I started to feel my heart racing.
The Pats MUST WIN!
Tonight, I am the reason the Pats won.
I used a Hail Mary.
You are welcome, New England Patriots. I saw the look of aww on your faces.
The Baltimore Ravens were giving the Pats a run for their money.
I prayed out loud. I didn't care that my husband was sitting next to me, looking at me like I was a loon. I apologized to Mary for using her for such a frivolous request, but this needed to be an exception.
I prayed with my heart and soul.
"Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the lord is with you. Blessed art though, among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, Pray for our sins, now and at the hour of our death. Amen."
"Mary, I am sorry I am pray for a miracle to win this football game, but please make him miss that field goal!"
The rookie for the Ravens seemed to magically choke. He missed the field goal! I saw the faces on the team that believed that they had already won. A punt that should not have been missed... did Mary goose him? Hmmmm. Yay, Mary!
It was over.
The Patriots won!
Thank you Mary.
And that is why the New England Patriots won tonight.