What Motherers Know {it’s not a typo}

12 05 2012

But if it dies,
it bears much fruit.

Truly, truly.

And this truth
every motherer learns
again and again,
dying to self,
dying daily
in a thousand ways
that her children
might blossom
and flourish

truly, truly


To every woman
who ever nurtured,
prayed for,
wept over,
another human soul:
Happiest of days to you.
May you rest in His pleasure,
and may your joy abound.

Much love.

{Sorry about the small print.
Click the photo
to enlarge.}

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9 responses

12 05 2012

Happy Mother’s Day Jeanne. This is so lovely. Praying your day is filled with joy and that your Mom has a really wonderful day.

12 05 2012
Kris Camealy (@AlwaysAlleluia)

Beautiful image, and scripture pairing. Thank you for this grace.

13 05 2012
Redemption's Beauty

Beautiful photos and words. Happy Mothers Day to you Jeanne!

13 05 2012
Megan Willome

Thanks for your note, Jeanne. I kind of hate this holiday, but your verse is a good one. It’s right where I am.

13 05 2012

Thank you for this.

May your day be filled with love, joy and peace.


13 05 2012

I’m still singing …”Today while the blossom still clings to the vine….” 🙂
It’s seems upside down and just right at the same time….this taking care of parents who for so long took care of us… Motherering….may it be a blessing when the soul is oh so weary.. Love to you, sweet friend

13 05 2012
Jen Ferguson

Yep, you don’t have to be an actual biological mother to be celebrated this day.

13 05 2012

I second that.

Oh, this is one of my favorite images. Ever.


14 05 2012
Joanne Norton

Very lovely photo and kind and encouraging words. Thank you.

Your comments are a gift. Please know I read each one with gratitude.

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