For the Mothers … all of them

a tribute to mothers of all kinds ... on mother's day

On this, the day we celebrate mothers, may we all take a moment to remember mothers of all types …

a tribute to mothers of all kinds ... on mother's day

 

For those who have longed for a child of their own and will stay home from church today because it’s just too hard — may your heart be cradled by the God who LOVES you.

For those who mourn the child they have lost — may your tears be captured by the God who SEES you.

For those who are bleary-eyed and exhausted from late-night feedings and too-early cries — may your strength be renewed by the God who SUSTAINS you.

For those whose breakfast was made by chubby hands and brought to them in bed with crayon-drawn cards — may your joy be doubled by the God who GIVES every good and perfect gift.

For those who children now text, drive, and date — may your fears and concerns be carried by the God who HOLDS the future.

For those who have watched their children grow up and move out — may your heart hold close the promise of the God who GIVES WISDOM {to you and to them!}.

For those who are raising children without the support of husband or family — may you be given strength by the GOD who HELPS us all.

For those who raise children who are not their own, be it fosters, steps, or grands — may your sacrifice of love and compassion be blessed by the God who  GAVE His Only for each of us.

For those who spend this day alone — may you rest in the presence of the God who DRAWS NEAR to the lonely and brokenhearted.

Mothers are not just those who give birth physically, mothers who give us life in so many ways … through encouragement and support, through love and shared tears, through sacrifice and struggle … and to those who are mothers in all different forms …

Today I pray you know this —

You are LOVED and BLESSED!

Thank you for ALL you have done and continue to do!

Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
“Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:28-31 NASB

May each of us remember to be grateful to those who have mothered us, to be thankful for the privilege of mothering others, and to be tender with the hearts of those who are sorrowful today.

Much love,
Teri Lynne

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  1. […] more thoughts on motherhood, may I invite you to read “For the Mothers,” a tribute I wrote a few years ago.  My “Dear Teri, Love Teri” series is also […]

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