God of Eve and God of Mary

My  talented daughter-in-law sang this piece unaccompanied in her lovely soprano voice at the very beginning of my mother’s funeral.

Mom holding me

God of Eve and God of Mary,
God of love and mother-earth,
thank you for the one who with us
shared her life and gave us birth.

My sister and I in dresses Mom sewed for Christmas. You can see the stockings are hung.

As you came to earth in Jesus,
so you come to us today;
you were present in her caring
that prepared us for life’s way.

My mother second from the end between her father and brother

Thank you for belonging, shelter,
bonds of friendship, ties of blood,
and for those who have no children,
yet are parents under God.

My parents with their family in 2008

God of Eve and God of Mary,
Christ our Brother, human Son, 
Spirit, caring like a Mother,
take her love and make us one!

– words by Fred Kaan ( slightly adapted)

You might also want to read……….

My Mom

Lord You Have Come To The Lakeshore

Thinking About Mothers At the Met

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