My mom…

Most gracious God, from your heart you gave birth to all creation, and through your Son, Jesus Christ, you gather up all your children under the shadow of your wings: Through maternal love may we obtain a foretaste of your unconditional and eternal love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

— Inspired by a Mother’s Day collect written by the Rev. Bryan Owen at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge.

… and, ineffably, her fruits.