May 13, 2018– Mother’s Day–Flowers for Mom

Happy Mother’s Day!

A Mother’s Day Bouquet

For Kids to Make for Their Moms

Make a fun bouquet by cutting hearts, flowers, stems and leaves from a new, germ-free, kitchen sponge. Squirt washable tempera paint onto a paper plate, then dip a “sponge stamp” into the paint. Press firmly onto a piece of watercolor paper or plain white drawing paper, then gently peel off. Mom, or Grandma, will love the beautiful painting you make.

“A Prayer for Mothers”

“All-loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old.

We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need; May they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy.

We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; May they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.

We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict; May they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes every tear away.

We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us with motherly care and compassion.

We remember mothers. grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love. Amen.”

Source: Prayer by Jisha, 2010


Mother Mary and Baby Jesus

Mary and Baby Jesus Mosaic, Nazareth Church, Israel