Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

For the beauty of the Earth
For the beauty of the Skies.

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies.

Lord our God to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the wonder of each hour

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale, and tree and flower,

Sun a
nd moon and stars of light.
Lord our God to thee we raise.

This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, pa
rent, child.
Friends on earth and friends above,

For all gentle thoughts and mild,

Lord our God to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

(Conrad Kocher)

For me, the naturally innocent (unadulterated) and wise mother is modeled after the great mother Earth.

I see her as available: providing shelter, resources and opportunities to learn how to be respectful, responsible and cooperative with the changing weather and seasons of life.
Each one of us is nurtured and nourished to some degree to grow into adulthood.
It is the mother's modeling and guidance that encourages us to learn as early as possible how to provide for ourselves everything we need. How to walk and run, climb and jump, feed and dress ourselves, be helpful to others, kind and respectful with words of gratitude,
enjoying learning from everything, allaying our fears and encouraging our challenges.
Mothers play a powerful role in growing into a healthy compassionate and productive human being.
Our work as mothers and grandmothers is to be the role model for the best in humanity.

Let today be a reminder that you and I, no matter our gender, nationality or spiritual beliefs,
We all have the responsibility to demonstrate the highest and best for those who admire and learn from us.

I love all of us, as mothers, one to another.

Blessed be, for so it is!

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Grandma showing Sofi the big bird!