A Prayer for Mother’s Day

Mothers come in many different forms, and on Sunday we remember them all.
For those women who have left earth too soon and in whom we miss dearly.
For every woman who is raising children now making sacrifices for her children’s becoming.
For those women who have taken in others’ children through adoption and foster care, showing us that the love of God far extends beyond biological ties.
For those women with grieving hearts for children that could have been with futures so different from they planned.
For the special neighbors, teachers, and friends who’ve nurtured us, supported us and helped us to become the people we are today.
For mothers in which our relationships are complicated, difficult or strained, but who have forced us to choose healthier paths for our lives.
Mothering God, help us all to reflect more of your compassion, kindness and strength to those around us today.
-Elizabeth Hagen
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Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,380 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.