Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Blessing on All Women

I wrote this five years ago, and I haven't been able to say it better yet.  


To those women whose children are now parents and even grandparents.

To those women who carry a child and dream of being called "Mommy".

To those women who have little ones who don't sleep through the night, who climb on everything, who wear you out with chasing.

To those women who patiently practice spelling words and math facts and read aloud every night.

To those women who are puzzled by their teens and tweens and struggle to hang on to their patience.

To those women who have gently let their own children leave the nest, who are sitting back to watch them fly.

To those women who love the children of another mother and fill needs we can not.

To those women who long for children and whose heart aches each day.

To those women who have chosen not to have children, and offer their heart full of love to those who fill their lives.

To us all. To every woman.

I wish you joy. 
I wish you peace. 
I wish you wisdom.
I wish you patience. 
I wish you love abounding. 
I wish you a very happy Mother's Day.

10 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful and happy Mother's Day dear friend
Much love and many blessings
X0X0

christinelaennec said...

That is so beautiful. Having gone through years of childlessness (though later being blessed with two children), I worry about how childless women must feel on this day. But as you say, they give to people and children in so many other ways. Mothering isn't confined to mothers.
Thank you, Relyn!

Jeanie said...

This is incredibly powerful and filled with such love. It brings tears to my eyes on this hard day. I hope your day is filled with love and joy and all the beauty that you bring to others.

Sending big hugs and lots of love.

Debby said...

Perfect words. Well said.

amelia said...

So lovely . . .

I hope your day was the best kind of day!

xoxo

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Beautiful Relyn, hope you had a wonderful mother's day!
xo Mary Jo

Lisa Gordon said...

Such beautiful words.
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Relyn.

Marilyn said...

Yes, beautifully said.
Hope you had a day of delight.

alexa said...

Beautifully written - and sending you warmest good wishes in return.

Roban said...

Yes, Relyn, this is beautifully written. :)

Oldies, but Goodies