Mother's Day Blessing

I know Mother’s Day is going to be a really painful day for me after losing my son, Peter, this past summer. I loved being his mom and embraced every part of the 16-year journey, Reflecting and writing these blessings helped put me in a space of honoring the holy roller-coaster of motherhood, being grateful for my precious daughter, Taylor, and appreciating my dear mom who always unconditionally loves and supports me. God bless you on this Mother’s Day, wherever you are in your stage of motherhood.

A Mother's Day Blessing

Bless you... if you're a mother who joy-fully loves her kids and her mom unconditionally, accepting imperfections and seeing the "enough" we talked about so much in our gratitude retreats this past retreat season. You are embracing and not taking for granted one of the (if not THE) most important relationships in life.

Bless you... if you're deep in the world of driving kids, wiping noses, helping with homework, and scrambling for dinner. I wish you a moment of breathing in and out in appreciation for all that you do and all that you are.

Bless you... if you're feeling lonely and unappreciated or flawed and broken today. Sometimes the journey of motherhood takes you there. May you be gentle and compassionate with yourself today.

Bless you... if you're not a biological mother but birth God's love and kindness to your friends and family everyday. Thank you for spreading the spirit of motherhood. The world is a better place thanks to your nurturing heart.

Bless you... if you are the mother of a special needs child. May you feel moments of courage at your most depleted moments of exhaustion and despair. May you find support in your times of loneliness. Thank you for being the silent heroes - God's hands and heart on earth - who don't get enough credit and attention in this world.

Bless you... if you're child is graduating from high school this month and your heart is aching because you have to send him or her out into the world. May you feel a sense of trust in your heart that letting go brings new opportunities for growth and new life for your graduate and YOU.

Bless you... if you have lost a child and this day is a day of pain. May you (and I) feel God's strength to survive this day. May we have an awareness and feeling of our child's spirit on this day so we can still be connected to our role as mother to our very precious kids in heaven.

Bless you... if you've lost your mother and you're really missing her today. May you find peace in honoring all that she was for you and may you feel a comforting hug in your heart.

Bless you mom, for all that you do - and most importantly - all that you are.

The Most Important Person

By Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty

The most important person

on earth

is a Mother.

She cannot claim the honor of having built

Notre Dame Cathedral.

She need not.

She has built something

more magnificent

than any cathedral - a dwelling

for an immortal soul,

the tiny perfection of her baby’s body…

The angels have not been blessed

with such a grace.

They cannot share

in God’s creative miracle

to bring new saints to Heaven.

Only a human mother can.

Mothers are closer

to God the Creator

than any other creature...

God joins forces with mothers

in performing this act of creation…

What on God’s earth is more glorious than this:

to be a mother?

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