I’m quite giddy to be able to join in the 20th “FavoriteThing” party, hosted by the lovely Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage. If you keep up with me (all five of you), you know I’ve been away from home (and without Internet), for the most part, since Thanksgiving, due to my dad falling off a ladder and requiring two surgeries.
But, enough about that, here’s my favorite thing for today and I hope you love it as much as I do.
When I spied this poignant print in an antique store, not long ago, I knew it was coming home with me. It depicts a mother praying over her infant child, a handkerchief in her hand, a Bible on the table, and a photo of Jesus hanging on the wall behind the child.
It’s called, “A Mother’s Prayer.” No mention of the artist.
Oh, how many times have we, as mothers, done this exact thing for our children. Not just when they were tiny, but all throughout their lives, and even into adulthood. My daughter is married and I still pray for her every day.
I think of the words of Abraham Lincoln when he said, “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
For now, this sweet print takes center stage on a shelf in my little foyer.
For more favorite things, hop over to the party place.