On Giants' Shoulders

Sunday, May 14, 2006

This Prayer's For You

For all of the mothers out there
Whose babies were in their wombs
But never in their arms
Although they were dearly wanted,

For all the mothers whose babies
Left them with empty arms
After spending far too few hours
In them, and now live in heaven,

For all the sons and daughters
Whose mothers are no longer here
And who wish they had a chance to say
Happy Mother's Day one more time,

For all of the women with empty wombs
Who feel left out today
Because wanting to be mothers
They have not been given this gift,

For all the mothers of little ones
Who feel overwhelmed
And underappreciated
And downright exhasuted,

For all of the mothers
Whose children are far away
In body
Or in spirit,

For all of the women
For whom the words
Happy Mother's Day
Only open old scars,

For anyone who today
Feels left out of
All the celebrations
Of motherhood,

May God comfort your heart,
May He be your consolation and joy,
And may the mother of Jesus
Be a mother to you as well.


At 12:14 PM, Blogger shenyuen said...

hey Aunt Liz,

maybe YOU could write the real story (and put in a mention about the two other people who live with her, ahem) and yes, VT (along with her siblings, ahem) was mentioned. Now there's a summer project! (and you'll have the "definitive" word on everything with a certain... niece... around for a few months ;)

Posted 5/15/2006 at 11:13 AM by shenyuen

At 4:42 PM, Blogger brrrtquacker said...

Beautiful poem, Aunt Liz. It made me cry. ; )


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