Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy

"A woman is of the earth. She may have many harvests,each according to its own season." ~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, Good Mother, Welcome.

House blessing

by 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

To purchase House Blessing as a beautiful 8x10, made with Indonesian and Italian papers, click here.


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Ingrid Goff-Maidoff is a universalist poet, mystic, celebrant of beauty and encourager of spirit who lives on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Her work appears in numerous anthologies, and she has lovingly created dozens of books and gifts that help deepen intimacy with the sacred. Her blog, her inspirational offerings, and her popular Joy Postcards Newsletter all are found at