Look at the lovely little pouch Sugar Plum made for me! She has been churning out these little things left and right and I just love them! My namesday is so close to Mother's Day that it seems like we celebrate for a few days. It does seem fitting though because Saint Emilia was a wonderful mother. She raised nine children, five of whom are recognized saints ( St Macrina, Saint Basil the Great, , Saint Peter of Sebaste, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, and Saint Theosebia). In addition, bother her husband and mother-in-law were canonized (Saint Basil the Elder and Saint Macrina the Elder). What a good example of Christianity and Motherhood!