For the Mothers … All of Them

As Mother’s Day draws near, may I share from my heart a piece of encouragement?

For the Mothers ... All of Them

For the Mothers

  • For those who have longed for a child of their own and will stay home from church today because it’s 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 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 whose 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 or 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 will 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 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 that you know this …

You are LOVED and BLESSED!

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

xo,

Teri Lynne

a prayer for those who mother in countless ways

{a token of love for the grace of mothering, gently lifted this day from the archives}

8 Replies to “For the Mothers … All of Them”

  1. Friend, this is stunning. Simply Stunning! Beautiful.
    Kristen@Chasing Blue Skies recently posted…When a Yes Surprises the Livin’ Daylights Out of YouMy Profile

  2. Seriously, this post makes me tear up. Thanks for reminding me in advance of Sunday what Mother’s Day can be like for all sorts of women with lives different than my own. Reflecting in advance can help me be an empathetic sister to ALL the women I encounter on Sunday (and beyond).
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  3. Carey Bailey says: Reply

    This is beautiful and captures the feelings perfectly. With Joy, Carey

  4. Thank you…bless you. Every mother needs a prayer.
    got2havefaith recently posted…Thoughts on forgiveness and letting goMy Profile

  5. Beautiful!!! Love you friend!!
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  7. This is a beautiful Mother’s Day post that I am going to share with others. Thank you for remembering the women dealing with infertility and loss (me, in both categories) as well as the other kinds of moms (I’m also in categories 3 and 4). May I link to this on my website?

    1. Teri Lynne Underwood says: Reply

      Thank you. You may certainly share an excerpt and link back to the post on my site. I’d love to be an encouragement to your readers.

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