Sunday, May 12, 2013

Laughing at the Days to Come

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she can 
laugh at the days to come. She opens her mouth 
in wisdom, and her tongue is kindly counsel."
Proverbs 31:25-26

Wil and I went to Mass Saturday night together. Somewhere about mid-way through he got restless, picked up the bulletin and started thumbing through it. He found this part printed inside:

M otivator
O ptimist
T eacher
H elper
E mpathizer
R ole Model in Christ

He points to the words, and says too loudly, while tossing the bulletin haphazardly on the pew, "Yep! That's you!"

Here's to all the mothers that are clothed with strength and dignity.

Here's to all the mothers that can laugh at the days to come.

Here's to all the mothers that open their mouths in wisdom.

Here's to all the mothers that offer kind counsel.

Here's to all the mothers that motivate, remain optimistic, teach, help, empathize and are role models of love.

Here's to all the mothers that are going to wake up tired today because they've been mothering all night long.

Here's to to all the mothers that are going to spend Mother's Day being a mother, while honoring their own mothers: hosting, cooking, cleaning, just like any other day but even more so.

Here's to all the mothers that do it all alone.

Here's to all the mothers that weren't mothered well, but mother well.

Here's to all the motherless daughters.

Here's to all the mothers just doing their imperfect best.

Here's to all the mothers that make motherhood their career.

Here's to all the mothers that must juggle that career with their other career(s).

Here's to all the mothers who have lost a child.

Here's to all the mothers who have given up a child.

Here's to all mothers.

Everywhere.

Amen.





3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of the most beautiful women I've ever -- if not met -- gotten to know!

kario said...

You are so lovely. Thank you.

fullsoulahead.com said...

Beautiful Carrie. Amen.