Mother's Day Blessing

Mothering Moments Can Be Sweet or Hard

Many blessings to you, if you are a mother yourself or a bonus mom, or are mother-like, or have someone important in your life who is a mother, and in your own relationship with your mother, however that may be. We have all been impacted by our mothers, one way or another.

May you take some time to mindfully reflect on your experiences with whatever sense of mother you have. I offer a heartfelt sense of gratitude, compassion and appreciation for all different kinds of moms out there.

For Mothers:

  • Who have lost their own mother recently
  • who have lost their own mother a long time ago
  • who need a break
  • who feel alone
  • who are alone
  • who have suffered heartache in relation to your child in any way
  • who have yelled at your kids more than you want
  • who remember hurts and pains suffered with your own mother
  • who have grown up wanting to be more like your mother
  • who are excitedly waiting to adopt children
  • who are having or have had difficult pregnancies
  • who have lost a partner
  • who’s own body is ravaged with pain or illness
  • who have suffered disappointments, or been disappointing to your kids
  • who work full-time, or part time, or multiple jobs, or at home for no pay
  • who sometimes cry yourselves to sleep from exhaustion
  • who are caring for grandchildren by choice or by circumstance
  • who have been yelled at by your kids
  • who have lived with poverty or limited economics
  • who have mourned after the last election
  • who are suffering anxiety about the current state of the world
  • who wish for the best for your children
  • who feel under-appreciated for all that you do
  • who have difficulty feeling like a good enough mom
  • who have been jealous or envious of other moms
  • who have survived your child’s meltdowns
  • who has been underpaid
  • who has lost a child
  • who has witnessed depression, anxiety, eating disorders, drugs, self injurious behavior, low self-esteem, heartbreak, abuse, devastation, learning difficulties, etc. in your child
  • who’s own mental or physical illness has challenged your capacity to raise your children
  • who has been resourceful and creative with your children
  • who have welcomed children not birthed by you into your life
  • who ever yelled at or was insensitive to your own mother
  • who has ever asked for help or support in your parenting
  • who has experienced tears of joy or sorrow in relation to your child
  • who sometimes wishes for your child to be already grown up and able to take care of themselves
  • who has watched your child make bad decisions and experience painful consequences
  • who has sometimes gone overboard when you’ve tried to help your child
  • who has admitted to making mistakes in mothering
  • who is estranged from your child
  • who feels you can’t take one more meltdown or thing going wrong
  • who feels work takes the best part of you
  • who has ever held a crying child – especially one who can’t stop crying
  • who are sleep deprived
  • who have been betrayed or rejected by your partner or other important person in your life
  • who have held a child’s hand
  • who is trying to see the best in your child but sometimes can’t find it
  • who plays with your child
  • who’s child has made you laugh
  • who has said ‘no’ to a child
  • who longs to be mothered yourself
  • who feels you can never please your own mother – or your child
  • who has conflict with your mother – or your child
  • who is less than self compassionate
  • who has seen your child’s confidence grow
  • who has taught your child something
  • who’s child reminds you that it’s time to breathe
  • who has said “I’m sorry” to your child
  • whose child has said “I’m sorry” to you
  • who has skipped down the street arm in arm with your child
  • who regrets some things that have come out of your mouth to your children
  • who has raised a hand, or a voice, or maybe even a brush, to your child
  • who has suffered trauma, or whose child has suffered trauma
  • who is impatient for childhood in your family to end
  • who can’t bear how fast childhood years ago
  • who have had unmet expectations of what you wish for for your child
  • who have lied to, or been lied to by your child
  • who have daily conflicts or arguments in your household
  • who wish they listened more and complained less
  • who feel impatient
  • who feel blessed and has gratitude
  • who has written special notes to your child to encourage them; or has brought their forgotten lunch or homework to them
  • who have heard positive remarks from your child’s teacher, another parent, or other adult about your child
  • whose child has moved far away
  • whose child has moved back home
  • who’s been deeply hugged by a child
  • mothers of infants
  • mothers of toddlers
  • mothers of preschoolers
  • mothers of school-agers
  • mothers of tweens
  • mothers of teens
  • mothers of late adolescence
  • mothers of young adults
  • mothers of mothers…

Mothering comes in many different forms; large and small; tender and strong; vulnerable and powerful. May we be open and accepting of them all. May we have compassion for the mothers in our lives and hearts.

May you be honored for the beautiful mother that you are. May you have peace in your heart about your role as mother. May you be happy. May you be blessed with the love you’ve shared, returned to you a thousand-fold. May you know you are enough just as you are. May you feel loved and special. May you be filled with loving kindness.

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Listening with Heart
Cindi Rivera, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist
[email protected]
(510) 482-4445

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