in faith that supports Your promises.

I gave birth to a rose-fingered dawn
who touches my life with sunbeams,
reminding me -
when shadows fall,
that life does begin again.

rising, falling,

Godmother God, raise this child
in faith that supports Your promises.

I gave birth to a summer day
who warms me
and fulfills me;
seed, bud, branch, bloom
will one day touch the sky.

I gave birth to thunder and rain,
to lightening flash
and fury,
whose sudden storms
are swift, spawning rainbows
everywhere.
seeking, soaring
mediocrity.

I gave birth to a lion cub!
O God,
grant me this blessing
that through this child's
graced leadership
Your word will rise again.

Godmother God, raise this child
in faith that supports Your promises


       
         Miriam Therese Winter
A  Mother's  Psalm