A Mother’s Prayer

Blessed are the poor in allowance
For this will teach them the value of savings.

Blessed are those who mourn
For I have a Winnie the Pooh band-aid for every boo-boo.

Blessed are the meek
For they always share their toys.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst
For I have cookies and milk.

Blessed are the merciful
For they will stop picking on their little sister.

Blessed are the pure in heart
For they will not lie when I ask if they brushed their teeth.

Blessed are the peacemakers
For I have a headache.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of the name I gave them
For they will appreciate it when they grow up.

Blessed are my children
When other children make fun of the way I dressed you . . .
You are persecuted because I insist we pack your lunch . . .
Others ridicule you because “all the other kids are doing it” and I won’t let you . . .

Rejoice and be glad that you …
have to take a nap
be in bed by 9 pm
have a curfew on school nights
must finish the food on your plate…

Blessed are my children
I do these things because I love you.

– by Glenda Lehman Ervin

Editor’s Note: Originally published May 2017

Glenda Ervin

About Glenda Ervin

Lehman's™ Vice President of Marketing and daughter of founder Jay Lehman. She has filled her home with Lehman's products, and enjoys the challenge of using low tech in a high tech life. In addition to media relations and advertising for Lehman's, she speaks to groups about the history of Lehman's and the unique growth of the family owned and operated business.