Gratitude for those who Mother us.

On Sunday, we turn to God to give thanks for mothers and mother figures in our lives. With your own gift of life, she bore me in her womb and gave me life or accepted me into her family and gave me life.

She tenderly, patiently cared for me and taught me to walk and talk. She read to me and made me laugh. No one delighted in my successes more; no one could comfort me better in my failures. I am so grateful for how she mothered me and mentored me, and even disciplined me.

On this Mother’s Day, on all days, bless her and comfort her. Help her loving heart to continue to love and give of herself to others. Strengthen her when she is down and give her hope when she is discouraged. Give my mother the graces she most needs and desires.
Amen.