House blessingby Ingrid Goff-Maidoff
Your house is Love's house.
It is a sanctuary, a garden,
a safe haven.
May it be delightful.
May it be a home that encourages
creativity and peace,
togetherness and private time.
May it be an environment
that celebrates life, untidy and ever flowing.
May simplicity be honored in your house,
valuing love above all else.
May daily chores and small moments
all be approached with reverence and with love.
Mistakes may be seen as lessons learned.
Kindness, forgiveness, laughter, joy,
and calm enthusiasm
will nourish all who enter through its doors.
May all who visit leave refreshed.
May all who live in your house
live in contentment and harmony,
dreaming many beautiful dreams,
rejoicing in the way things are.
~from the book Good Mother, Welcome - meditations, blessings, and prayers for new mothers by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff
illustrated with linoleum cuts by Heather Goff