Prayer #152: This One Goes Out To The Ones I Love

Taken in Florence, May 2010.

In honor of Valentine's Day, I'd like to present Italian Mother Syndrome's Catalog of Love, designed for every emotional need and whim.
  • Can't find the words to express what's in your heart? Maybe Labor of Love can unlock the eloquence.
  • If you're falling into a nauseating vortex of romantic love, I suggest you Giddy Up/Down to this post.
  • Wondering how love is patient, love is kind ... yet you're not? Join the club and read Love Bugs.

Prayer #152: This One Goes Out To The Ones I Love

I pray for babies who grasp at mobiles, blow raspberries, and sing themselves to sleep.

I pray for kids who imagine pirate ships in their backyards and set sail before dinner.

I pray for adults hell-bent on changing the world, because to believe it is to do it.

I pray for friends who, through stellar example, challenge you to become your best version.

I pray for couples who grasp what they've signed up for and proceed with enthusiasm.

I pray for parents, pending or practiced, as they pop buttons and Tylenol in equal measure.

I pray for seniors who graciously impart what they know to make room for new lessons.

I pray for souls who have left our sides but not our memories.

I pray for them because I know them all. I pray for them because I love them all. I pray for them because You love them all.

May they know it and be glad.