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We Celebrate She: Poem of Thankfulness by Lt. Emma Howan

This Mother's Day, we invite you to make room for thankfulness. Our We Celebrate She: Poem of Thankfulness is written to encompass the beauty of our relationship with God as told through Psalm 22:9.

‘Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.’ - Psalm 22:9

We love that God is with us and for us. Lieutenant Emma Howan wrote this beautfiul poem to express and explore the mother-heart nature of God, through the parallels of a midwife. The files are shareable on social media or available in a range of sizes to print. We encourage you to think of God in a fresh way this Mother's Day.

'I was blessed with an incredible midwife.

She journeyed each stage of the life within me
She allowed me to question
She had my best interests at heart
She stayed with me during a long, intense labour
She encouraged me even when I felt I had nothing left to give
She ensured I had ongoing support
I was blessed with an incredible midwife.

I am blessed with an incredible midwife.
She journeys each stage of life with me
She allows me to question
She has my best interests at heart
She stays with me during the long, intense moments
She encourages me even when I feel I have nothing left to give
She ensures I have ongoing support

I am blessed with an incredible midwife.

‘Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.’ - Psalm 22:9'

We Celebrate She

We Celebrate She is a Women's Ministries' initiative to help all people feel included and engaged on a day that traditionally may hold both grief and joy for our community. 

Remembrance Card: This card/picture acknowledges that Mother's Day is also an opportunity for all who carry hurt, loss and disappointment around mothers and important female figures. The Remembrance card gives us the opportunity to be surrounded by our community or given space to grieve. We allow space for pain. 'Remembrance for those you have loved, hoped for and lost. May God comfort you, in the manner of Hannah and Hagar, Esther, Anna, Sarah, Leah and Mary and Bathsheba. We remember with you.'

Remembrance Liturgy: This is a simple liturgy written to encompass mothers' experiences of grief, loss and trauma, as well as our own mourning within our relationships with mothers and mother-figures. Printable and free to use.

Thankfulness Card: This card/picture invites the reader to contemplate the women who have blessed our lives and invested in us, and we thank God for them! ''Thankfulness for those you love and have learned from. May God bless her legacy, in the manner of Mary Magdalene, Martha, Priscilla, Junia, Abigail, Huldah and Elizabeth. We rejoice with you.'

Thankfulness Poem: We have two Thankfulness poems - the one you're reading and our We Celebrate She: Poem of Thankfulness written by young artist Linda White. Linda's poem outlines the many ways women, mothers and mother-figures shape our lives with their holiness, wisdom and righteousness.

Poem of Thankfulness EH Social Media

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Poem of Thankfulness EH A4

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Poem of Thankfulness EH A5

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Poem of Thankfulness EH A6

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