To Know My Child
Give me the patience and wisdom to truly know my son.
To be present for him through all of life’s joys
and trials. To understand his desires and needs.
To love him fully, yet allow him to live his own life.
And when I grow weary,
I surrender this work of parenting to you.
Renew my spirit so that I might begin
each day as the first. Amen.
- Lynn L. Caruso
Prayer by Lynn L. Caruso is from "Honoring Motherhood: Prayers, Ceremonies & Blessings" - Edited with Introductions by Lynn L. Caruso. (c) 2008. Permission granted by SkyLight Paths Publishing, P.O. Box 237, Woodstock, VT 05091 www.skylightpaths.com