God – At Your Table today please tell my mother, Lucile, Happy Mother’s Day for me.
From Your cosmic womb You used her as Your vessel to bring me into the world to know beauty, love, the power of prayer and You.
Please let Mother know that I thought she was the most beautiful mom a son could ever have. But, her beauty was not just skin deep. Her beauty radiated from the well of her personhood and abiding faith in You.
Before I had polio as a little boy, Mother taught me The Lord’s Prayer. Every evening at bedtime I knelt beside her and we said together the words of this prayer to You.
At age six, I left our home and was paralyzed from the neck down. Though I could no longer kneel at home next to Mother, I could still pray and say the Lord’s Prayer every night for a year at the hospital.
Lord, on this Mother’s Day, I give thanks to You for a mother like her. For in Mom’s life and care, I knew and received Your unconditional love for me.
Today, Mother is with You. I cannot hold her in my arms as I wish I could. But, I rejoice in knowing that she is celebrating another Mother’s Day with You and her own mother in the glory of Your everlasting light and love. Amen
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