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Every Day is Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day Prayer
On this happy Mother’s Day, Please bless my mom Dear Lord I pray Help her know her hearts desire Guide her to all that You inspire Help her to be strong and true Bless her actions as she reflects You Lord, bring mom joy and happiness Remind her that life is truly blessed Show mom abundance every single day It is for you dear mother, that today I pray

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Family Easter Prayer
By Victoria Carrington Today is Easter Sunday We bow our heads and pray We thank you very much Dear Lord For giving us this day We thank you for the trees and grass and all small living things We thank you for the springtime and the freshness that it brings God please remember those that are not here with us tonight Please keep them safe from harm and keep them in your sight Please bless this food before us And the family that is here Keep us safe from all harm Lord Until Easter comes next year

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A Family Christmas Prayer
It’s Christmas Day, the snow is bright The world is covered in a pristine white The air is crisp and pure and clean This is the most beautiful day I’ve ever seen Surrounded by gifts and food and family I realize how blessed I am to be me There is much to be grateful for this time of year Yet I miss some of those who can not be here
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com (Add your own verse about dearly departed relatives here) So this Christmas Day, let’s cherish and love All the family still with us and remember those gone above God bless us and keep us safe from all harm Remind us with each other to be understanding and warm God, don’t let us lose sight of the true meaning of this day: The love of God and love of family, and for this we pray. Amen.

A Child’s Prayer
By Victoria Carrington Dear God please keep me safe and warm Protect me from those who may cause me harm God, hold me close and hold me tight Guide me through the stormy night Even when life seems hard and unfair Please remind me you will always be there Make me strong and help me stand tall Even when I am afraid I will fall Forgive my mistakes, I am not always right Just continue to let me live in your light Sometimes I feel small, weak and alone Lord, please protect me until I get grown Once I am bigger I will know just what to do I will remind tomorrow’s children to have faith in You
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A Mother’s Prayer
To the God above who has sent me such love I wonder in awe looking down at your face I gaze in your eyes, I have found my place. My heart is full, my joy so complete What a wonder from God that we finally should meet. Thank You for this package delivered with care To think of life without him I wouldn’t dare I am so blessed to have so much To hold, to smell, to see, to touch To think that this life has sprung forth from me, I walk a little lighter, almost giddy! It is hard to imagine how he came to be A constant reminder to live in Your light We remember your power, your strength and your might
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com Tender loving father please guide my heart To make the most of our days until we part Father, guide me today Keep me patient and kind as a Mommy I pray As he sleeps in my arms such a peace fills my soul I feel so special to have been given such a role He has bought me compassion that I never knew What a transformation you have led me through I sing your praises loudly for showing me the light My little baby’s rounded face is such a splendid site Protect me and my family as we grow and mature Teach us to plant, sow and nurture I pray that You help me empower my child May his passion run deep and his manner be mild Bless us with abundance in the people we meet, Ideas we generate and the food that we eat Keep us safe from harm as long as you can Help us to follow your Divine Plan A new mommy now my life will never be the same I pray my little baby will be happy that he came Let us know when you think we can handle more love Then when you are ready send us another gift from above

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Protection Prayer
By Victoria Carrington Lord, look after my babies Hold them close to you Fill them with your love and joy Show them what’s right to do Keep them safe from harm, Dear Lord Protect them with all your might Keep them on the narrow path Keep them in your light Especially when times are hard
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com Never let them give up hope Let them know if they follow You With any problem they can cope Lord, thank You for these gifts You have sent me from above Let my babies always know They have my unending love

Laughter
Squeals of joy
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com Hearty innocence Unbridled happiness Carefree abandon Infectious giggles The song of childhood

Captive
Wisps of hair Sweet milky breath Big brown eyes Alive with wonder Soft silky skin Plump golden arms A tender cheek Angelic sleep Love small and warm A mother’s heart Caught Forever
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Womb
Water and warmth Cushion and cocoon Motion, music, my mommy’s voice Safe and serene Dreamy lull Splashing gurgles My first home

Imagine
Wisps of hair Pink tender lips Delicate fingers Curled up tight Warm and dark Sounds of comfort Soothing motions Steady heartbeats Cord of connection Safe surround My own place What will I become?

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New Life
Bubbles of laughter straight from the heart Carefree warmth and trusting innocence Never-ending vitality and joy Bundle of life Comes in a small package Perfectly sized for the crook of a mother’s arm

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Small Miracle in Our Midst
God Almighty, You are deserving of all praise We are in awe at this miracle of life That you have placed in our lives Everyday a new unfolding A Divine Plan known so well to you Only you know the full potential Present in one so small

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Baby Whispers
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com Noiseless flakes falling on the snow Brave seedling pushes through the earth Hope Wordless dreams

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Mommy Loves You
Silky brown hair with a swirl on top Mommy loves you Caramel-colored skin, smooth as silk, soft to the touch Mommy loves you
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com Button nose, so fun to rub Mommy loves you Plump, rosy cheeks, beg to be kissed Mommy loves you Big, curious brown eyes, wide with wonder Mommy loves you Tiny dimples light up when you laugh Mommy loves you Rounded tummy, so cute sticking out Mommy loves you Foam soft thighs; help you run swift and sure Mommy loves you Fast little feet, pudgy toes Mommy loves you Bubbly laugh makes your face glow Mommy loves you Extra-long eyelashes that tickle my cheek Mommy loves you Peaceful pose and sweet breath as you lay fast asleep Mommy loves you

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Million Dollar Mama
I’m a Million Dollar Mama I’m happy to say I accept abundance for my family So get out of my way! Open to reveal my talent and skill I lead my family to freedom, I will, I will! Despite bumps in the road and moments of doubt, My faith and my courage I will not be without I resolve to stay happy as I stay on track And remember important lessons but never look back A I am grooving and working and moving along I resolve to stay grateful and keep my spirit strong I remember to meander; there are things not to miss A funny smile a happy game, a tender goodnight kiss For in my quest to make the future a better place to be, I will not neglect the here and now as I enjoy my family

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Assets
Some assets depreciate quickly Luxury cars, finest-label clothes The latest kitchen tools and pampering spa “essentials” High fashion magazines, stylish shoes and handbags Specially-formulated cosmetics and the latest fragrant parfums Oh what I have learned Appreciating assets stay with you forevermore They are those you grow to care about everyday a little more
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com As time goes on like Time spent throwing pebbles into puddles And gazing into deep brown toddler eyes Trying to guess what’s going on inside Kisses on still-baby soft cheeks Holding a tiny body for nighttime comfort Time can not take away from these moments They become ever more precious still.

Just as You Are
Snip, snip, snip Curly brown ringlets Fall to the floor Little pieces of innocence Cut away Still the perfect baby, angelic in every way? Beginning of a new awareness Conform to society’s standards Gone are the wild, crazy curls Springy and full of life Traded for even lines, neat locks Perfectly in place But I want you silly with full, raucous laughter Play, run and jump, scream with abandon While you can Before the passage of time
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com Makes you too aware That you are always being watched Live in your perfect world The world made just for you Where you are the star Before the dream-stealers Make you realize your nakedness And make you feel foolish Quietly, somberly, I sweep up the memories Of a newborn’s sweet-smelling, silky hair And hold the memory always close to my heart

Sleep
It’s taking so long for you to nod your little head You’d rather stay awake and play with mom instead!

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Hey You
Hey you, with 4-wheeled vehicles everywhere Train in one hand, school bus in another All day, into the night Big cars, little cars Down the slide Across Mommy’s tummy In your baby shopping cart, vehicles are nested inside Vehicles nested inside vehicles nested inside vehicles Dump trucks, front loaders and wheelbarrows too You even wake up yelling “car!” Demand to get in the grown-up car Exploring the inside of your late-Grandpa’s car Inch by inch not just with your hands but with your train
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com You know, your favorite engine with the smiling face And the number one In the restaurant, dunk the car in the milk Emergency car wash ahead Watermelon pieces become train tracks Your roll a soft bumper “Choo-choo, Chug-a-lug” you imitate the big trains we hear everyday We stop our journey to look at every truck It makes for a busy, tiring day So much action, so much fun You finally sleep and I know of what you dream…. Word Containers By Victoria Carrington Poems are vessels Gather emotions Create order out of chaos Categorized and stored I can go back and identify The once un-nameable And perhaps Just perhaps Help someone else do the same Seaside By Victoria Carrington Birds flying free Waves upon the sand Majestic trees Dazzling sun Lush green grass Brightly-colored butterflies Nature’s movies A feast for the eyes Wait for all Who stop to see Miracle By Victoria Carrington
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com The miracle of you Forming within me Brings tears to my eyes I am power I am feminine I am a vessel of the most profound kind Chosen to carry you To provide for you Until you can provide for yourself How can this be? Will I know how To be everything for you? Your breath, your food, your life I do not understand The mystery of the depths There is a little miracle Taking place inside of me That miracle is you Thrilled yet cautious Worries can not steal the joy Confidence blossoms as life unfolds I will never be the same I love you already He Listens To be heard To hear Sit in the stillness together No words Just hope I am heard I feel whole I am worthwhile Even my squeaky innersprings Sound like wind chimes to You Thank You for listening I take a deep breath And let it all out You are there and You say Fear not My ears are for you My heart is open Welcome
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Joining Healing wholeness as two become one Peace with knowing We are in the right place High above the barbed wire Of cynics and skeptics Bold pathways traveled Completeness of joy Tether me, bind me, hold me close Grounded in wisdom and love Grow sturdy and strong Cast off that which does not grow Waves will rock and cleanse Cycles of tides through eternity Will not erode what is joined. Hope By Victoria Carrington Quickly, quietly to the upstairs bath I retreat to prepare Open the shiny package In there lies my future, my hope Will I be, will you be? The sample is produced Now it is time to wait Minutes seem like hours I listen to my breath Not daring to consider what might be So much power in that little plastic stick After an eternity, steal a furtive glance Dare to check the future What might be Sigh. Nothing. Swallow hard, manage a smile Soon it will happen My belly will fill with baby
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www.HomeschoolMomTips.com www.BibleMomsBlog.com Happiness will fill our home Blink back tears Wait! Like magic, a thin line appears. Wipe the tears, blink twice A new life has begun! Forever By Victoria Carrington Baby says don’t go Don’t leave me Do not forget I am here Even if you go I never will Take my hand Wrap me in your tenderness Hold me close to your chest Forever

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Why I Love Being a Mom

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My Poem for My Children

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Reflections
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