There's a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there's a hell of a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect. -- Roseanne Barr
Prayer #164: Mother Of ...
Some women arrive at motherhood by choice.
Some arrive by accident.
Some care for their own.
Some care for those of others.
Some slip into the role smoothly.
Some struggle to identify.
Some are absent, due to distance, decisions, death.
Some are omnipresent -- often for the same reasons.
All, in their own ways, call forth more life into this world. With more life comes more chances to love. And with more love comes more of You.
So for this divinely inspired act, we ask You to send all mothers the mother of all blessings -- Your help.