Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Holy Water

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This morning I was showered
with the blessing of the new year.
With head bowed
I watched the droplets fly
and sanctify. Later
the chub cheek of my son
rubs against mine in fun
annointing me with slobber
and my husband's quick kiss
leaves a trace of his element
on the corner of my lips.
All, the moisture of grace.

Bethany Torode is mama to two boys, Gideon and Rilian, and together with their literary papa Sam, they live in southwestern Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in the Best Christian Writing series (HarperSanFrancisco), as well as Country Almanac and Christianity Today. She is currently dreaming up an agricultural love novel.

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