Someone who I look up to from afar has just recently lost her mother, and even though we are not as close as we could be, she is still one of very few that can brighten even my moodiest days. I admire her as a leader, as a mother and as a woman and I hope to one day be as strong as she is. So, today instead of writing my normal Rants & Raves, I would like to dedicate this post to her, and her Mother.
today we pray for mothers–
our own mothers, and mothers everywhere,
who have made such a major contribution
to the good qualities we have,
sometimes through genetics,
more often through great effort and patient instruction,
and who have done their best
to gently polish away our rough edges.
Lord, please bless our mothers
for the endless hours of time they spent
and the boundless energy they invested in us.
Bless our mothers for their sacrifices on our behalf
as they often gave up or deferred their own dreams
so that we could have ours.
Bless our mothers for always being there for us,
for being the person we know we can turn to
when we need comfort, encouragement, or just a hug.
Bless our mothers for making a home for us
where we could feel safe, where we felt we belonged.
Most of all, Lord,
bless our mothers for their unconditional love,
for loving us no matter what,
and for frequently showing love
in ways that make us feel valued and cherished.
Lord, please bless our mothers mightily.
Strengthen them, soothe them,
wrap them in Your infinite love
and shower them with blessings
too numerous to count, too magnificent to describe.
We love them, admire them, respect them,
and we wish that You would give them back
many times the good they gave to us.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
SG; I am very sorry for your loss. I know how you must be feeling right now, and if I can do anything, and I mean anything, please let me know. CB