Today we celebrate motherhood. I thank you that my own mother gave me life.
O Lord of Life, my heart aches and my womb longs to carry a child. You planted this desire in the heart of every woman, whether she knows it or not, whether she can bear children or not. As I walk this journey of infertility, amid reminders of the life I don’t have, I beg your loving care and grace.
I especially ask for your grace on this Mothers’ Day:
As I watch mothers celebrate with their families.
As I watch the bouquets disappear, knowing they are for a blessed mom.
As I walk by the countless cards and treats made specially for mothers’ day.
As I weep silently during the Blessing of Mothers at Sunday Mass.
Although you have a plan for me, dear Lord, You also know my pain. Please help me carry this pain until I too, have a chance to rejoice on Mothers’ Day.
Thank you for the spiritual motherhood You’ve given me; help me to see the many ways you call me to do this in my every day life. May I keep my eyes, even when they’re filled with tears, fixed on You, O Lord.