Quite often, the last thing those of us who’ve been raised without maternal love is to give any kind of credit to our mothers. However, they do deserve credit for at least one thing – they gave birth to us.
FROM FORGIVING MOTHER: A MARIAN NOVENA OF HEALING AND PEACE
“Like it or not, you were born from your mother’s womb. There is no way to ignore, refute, forget, or change that fact. Let’s face it. If it were not for your mom, you would not even be here, and I am glad you are here. So are all the people in your life who love you. For that reason, I have to give your mom credit because she carried you in her womb and gave birth to you. I hope that you can find it in your heart to give her credit for that, too. The same holds true if you are dealing with a foster or adoptive mother.”
Let us pray in thanksgiving for our own lives and in petition for all women tempted to abort their children.
O MOTHER, IN YOUR HOLY HEART
O Mother, in your holy heart
deeply inscribe each name
And as a sign that we are yours
write it with blood and flame.
In love and childlike gratitude
your name shall also be
Deeply inscribed within my heart
for all eternity.*
*Taken from Heavenwards, by Fr. Joseph Kentenich