Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Dear Lord,
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.
 Mom, I miss you so very much on every Mother's Day; and not just then, but every minute, since you went away. I love you from Texas to Heaven!
 Sally, I could not have asked for a better mother-in-law. I only wish you lived closer so we could spend more time together. Thank you for being you and for all that you do for Aaron and I. Love you!

 Suzanne, I'm wishing you the most happiness on your 1st Mother's day! I can't wait till we can be Mommies together :) Keep those fingers crossed!! Love you!

 Leila, you are an amazing mother! I love spending time with the both of you :) Enjoy your special day on your 1st Mother's Day! Love you!

1 comment:

  1. Heather, this is such a sweet, amazing post. You made me tear up - and that's saying a lot. I just know that your mother is so, so proud of you. Hope you had a wonderful mother's day.