I have failed.
I did not mother perfectly.
My mother did not mother perfectly
Nor did her mother
It is an ancestral tragedy
piercing my heart with pain
It is not merely an intellectual awareness of my weaknesses
It is more than surface hurt feelings
It is a deep spiritual wound,
A core brokenness
Thank God for Jesus
Thank the Lord that Mary can mother our children, ourselves and OUR mothers
Restoring our mothering heart
Till it is pulsating and radiating love
connected to the source of all Love
Published by melanie jean juneau
Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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6 thoughts on “Thank Goodness, Mary Mothers Our Kids”
Indeed, the wounds can run deep. So agree in thankfulness for Jesus, the restorer of our Hearts. Happy Mothers Day to you!
and the same to you with love and prayers
Your words and pictures of Mary have brought such a deep healing – thank you, thank you, thank you. 🙂
Thank God for healing, and for Mother Mary.