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A New Mother's Prayers by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer
A New Mother's Prayers by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer

Beloved by mothers around the world, featured in the premiere edition of Chicken Soup for a Mother's Soul, and now--in its third edition--considered a classic, this is a gift you?ll want to give again and again. An honest and heartfelt collection of poems that "reads as softly as a sprinkle of baby powder," according to one review, A New Mother's Prayers pays tribute to every tender, tumultuous moment of those early years of motherhood. From awe to adoration, frustration to fatigue, it's all here--ready to comfort and inspire every new mother you know.

The Play's the Thing

Forgive me, Lord,
for all the tasks
that went undone today.
But this morning when my child
toddled in and asked, "Mommy play?",
I simply had to say yes.
And between the puzzles and trucks
and blocks and dolls and old hats and
books and giggles,
we shared a thousand special thoughts,
a hundred hopes and dreams and hugs.
And tonight, when prayer time came
and he folded his hands and softly whispered,
"Thank you, God, for Mommy and Daddy and
toys and french fries, but 'specially
for Mommy playing,"
I knew it was a day well wasted.
And I knew you'd understand.

From A New Mother's Prayers, (Loyola Press, 2004)



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