A blessing for every mother reading this:
I bless your cheeks with warm smiles and sweet kisses, with soft touches from sticky hands, and the glow that speaks of the nurturing spirit within you.
I bless your neck to be adorned with the arms of those who love you — in the moments when you lift them up after a fall, comfort them in moments of loss, or hug them in joyous celebration – and the knowledge that there is no metal or jewel more precious.
I bless your eyes with clarity of vision, that you may see the passion, providence, and personhood that God has given to you and you alone; and that you may also clearly see the unique gifts that live in your children, so that when their own vision is cloudy, you reflect their light back to them.
I bless you with supernatural strength in the times when anyone other than a mother would give up – the strength of a lioness providing for and protecting her cubs, a strength that both requires and creates deep, resonate confidence in your purpose and power.
I bless you with unshakeable peace and unquenchable grace, so that you may pour out both into your own life and the lives of those who look to you when they are in the midst of their own battles and have none of their own to spare.
I bless you to be surefooted on your mothering journey, walking in the security that God has equipped you to be exactly who your children need – exactly the mother that they deserve.
And I bless your heart — your fierce, bold, protective, empowering, joyful, mother’s heart – with a deep connection to the hearts of those you love, rooted in your connection to the ultimate Parent.
Happy Mother’s Day!