It seemed only fair that someone long devoted to Mary would be accompanied by her at the end of her life.
Sitting in the silence, breathing in that quiet consolation, I realize with awe that my sweet daughter prayed a Marian colloquy, too. Her dear heart, filled with love for the Mama of the Catholic Church, instinctively knew the comfort of a heart laid bare in conversation with Mary.
However you know her, be assured, she knows you, sees you, welcomes you — the arms that held Jesus, longing to hold you.
Spirit & Verse is a monthly column of original poem-prayers composed by Cameron Bellm, a Seattle-based writer and mother of two whose “Prayer for a Pandemic” went viral, bringing solace and comfort to many struggling during COVID-19.