Celebrating Mothers

Good morning!

On Sunday many of us celebrated and gave thanks for our mothers and those who have been mothers for us on the journey. At the end of our worship I shared with you a blessing. Since Sunday several people have asked if I might share those words again in writing. So this morning I send to you “ A Blessing for Mothers”

This blessing is for all the mothers who have sat up all night
with sick toddlers saying, “It’s OK honey, mommy’s here.”
This blessing is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they may
never see. And the mothers who took those babies– forever to be
their own children.
This blessing is for all the mothers who attended ball games,
recitals, rehearsals, . and who said, “I wouldn’t have
missed it for the world,” and meant it.
This blessing is for all the mothers who fled in the
night and can’t find their children or can’t feed their children.
this blessing is for all the mothers who sat down with their
children and explained all about making babies. And for all the
mothers who wanted to but just couldn’t.
This blessing is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in
the grocery store with frustration and despair.
This blessing is for the mothers who show up at work with milk
stains on their shirts
This blessing is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook
and their daughters to speak up with pride. who teach their children to drive; or teach them of the dangers of the streets
This blessing is for mothers who put pinwheels, teddy bears, or
flowers on their children’s graves.
This blessing is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who
haven’t the words to reach them, and yet have never put them from
their heart.
This blessing is for new mothers stumbling through diaper
changes and sleep deprivation. And mature mothers learning to let
go. For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers. Single mothers
and married mothers
And this blessing is for all who have been mothers in our lives.

Blessings
Valerie
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There will be no Sunday School or Youth Group this Sunday

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