This is an ode to the many stages of motherhood and the prayers that are said along the way...
A Mother's Prayer
If only they’d be healthy
And be strong
And take great steps
And sing sweet songs.
If only they’d be happy
And do well in school
And thrive at the playground
And rule by the pool.
If only they’d be kind
And have friends who are true
And have triumphs that are many
And have troubles that are few.
If only they’d be clever
And their wit be quick
And their mind be curious
And their skin be thick.
If only they’d be proud
And know where they stand
And know who they are
And know where they’ll land.
If only they’d be brave
And strong when their hearts feel weak
And calm when their minds are unsure
And bold when their world seems bleak.
If only they’d be loved
And celebrated for their heart’s design
And cherished for the light inside them
And adored for the way they shine.
If only these prayers would be answered
And beautiful lives they would build
And my love would be forever felt
And my dreams for them fulfilled.