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Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue

Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue by Dan Paulos
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Lovely Lady dressed in blue
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little boy,
Tell me what to say!

Did you lift Him up, sometimes,
Gently on your knee?
Did you sing to Him the way
Mother does to me?

Lovely Lady dressed in blue
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little boy,
And you know the way.

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Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue 

Mary was a young girl when the angel told her, "Blessed is the fruit of thy womb." How scared and excited she must have been! Then of course there was Joseph. I know an angel visited him as well but he must have been really torn. Here's his virgin bride-to-be pregnant by no man but God. It had to be a little hard to swallow. But Joseph was a man and a gentleman and he accepted God's will and his beautiful Mary. 

Their years together were peaceful for the most part. There was the time when Jesus was a boy, lost in the temple; he was off teaching while they were looking for him. That had to be really scary for both of them and when they found him he told them he was about his father's business. Another jolt to two holy but ordinary people. 

Everyone knows the story of Jesus adult life and throughout it all, there was Mary right up until the end. Always by his side. 

As Catholics we believe Mary is the Mother of God, the Mother of our Savior Jesus Christ. But there is more to Mary than just some far off deity like mother. She was a real mother, the mother of Jesus. 

Was she dressed in blue? I don't think there's any historical proof but throughout history artists have painted her in blue and statues have depicted her in blue. Bartolome Esteban Murillo among many others, painted Mary in blue as a very young girl in his "Childhood of the Virgin." In Antonella da Messina's painting, "The Annunciation", he too paints her in blue, as does Raphael in his paintings. Most statues we see of Mary show her wearing either a blue veil or a blue dress. She has always been the "Lovely Lady dressed in blue", depicted that way throughout history.