may you find love
enough to fill any holes
may you find healing
enough to cover any wounds
may you find hope
enough to keep your dreams alive
may everything that was taken from you, return to you as joy
may all your failures grow into
may you find yourself brave enough to try again, and again
may you find a soft place to rest
where you can take off everything that is not yours to carry
may your bones carry peace
may your heart be a rich valley
may your name be a home to anyone who finds themselves lost
may your mouth own all the words that taste like wonder
and no matter who you were, who you are, or who you choose to become
may you always be found by the light.
— a blessing for Mother’s day.
© Liezel Graham 2021.
Image by Luke Brugger, on Unsplash.
A blessing for Mother’s Day.
This is an older poem that I have edited a wee bit.
Mother’s Day is made up of softness and sharp edges.
Sending my love to all of you.
Know that there is no one-size-fits-all life, and sometimes dreams die a slow death and have to be replaced by something different, and different can hurt and take a lifetime to heal, and people die and leave us, even the littlest ones, and wombs can stay empty, or simply not hold the precious cargo that was placed within them, and hearts can break a thousand times in a minute, and it is all part of life, the beautiful and the hard, and I hope you know that you are seen, seen, seen, and that you are enough, and that you are so loved.