family: mothers

Let Her Celebrate!

Let the mother of many celebrate her numbers

and glory in the ornaments which decorate her life.

Let her not be swayed by the scoffers,

nor riled by the ignorant.

Let compassion be her way

and humility guide her thinking.

Let her pin her badge of many blessings

to her breast and be known

for what the Lord God has called her to do.

Let the mother of some celebrate her bond

and relish the closeness that time permits.

Let her not feel scorned by Leah or Hagar,

nor be jealous of their cup.

Let diligence be her walk

and contentment lift her prayers.

Let her perceive what is hers

and freely pursue wonderful things for the dear ones

that the Lord has entrusted to her care.

Let the mother of one celebrate her treasure

and delight to invest her whole self in this one.

Let her be convinced of the harvest to come

from this Isaac, this John.

Let fear be her beginning

and wisdom her trail.

Let her seek the Lord

and proceed with awe in raising up for Him

this blessing so special as to demand her all.

Let the mother of none worship the Lord

and praise Him for drawing her close to His heart!

Let her rise up and look beyond her gate

and make her good works available to others.

Let trust in His plan be her sustenance

and service to His will be her drink.

Let her revere the gift He has given

that she should have liberty to love Him

with a love freer from distraction.

(composed by Grafted Branch of Restoring the Years )


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