Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day To All The Mothers

I am not the author of this but I think it is a message worthy of being read by everyone...............


Espescially to my daughters .....Melinda (Mindy) and Amy, who I've learned so much from because they are have exeeded me by miles in the role of motherhood.......

This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in
their arms, wiping up upchuck laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry
Kool-Aid saying, "its okay honey, Mommy's here".

Who have sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying babies who
can't be comforted. This is for all the mothers who show up at work with
spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their

For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween
costumes. And all the mothers who DON'T.

This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see. And the
mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.

This is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on
their refrigerator doors.

And for all the mothers who froze their buns on metal bleachers at
baseball, football, hockey or soccer games instead of watching from the
warmth of their cars, so that when their kids asked, "Did you see me,
Mom?" they could say, "Of course, I wouldn't have missed it for the
world," and mean it.

This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store and
swat them in despair when they stomp their feet and scream for ice cream
before dinner. And for all the mothers who count to ten instead, but
realize how child abuse happens.

This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and explained
all about making babies. And for all the (grand) mothers who wanted to, but
just couldn't find the words.

This is for all the mothers who go hungry, so their children can eat.

For all the mothers who read "Goodnight, Moon" twice a night for a year.
And then read it again. "Just one more time."

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their
shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted
for Velcro instead.

This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook and their
daughters to sink a jump shot.

This is for every mother whose head turns automatically when a little voice
calls "Mom?" in a crowd, even though they know their own
offspring are at home -- or even away at college.

This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach
aches , assuring them they'd be just FINE once they got there, only to get
calls from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick them
up. Right away.

This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can't find the
words to reach them.

For all the mothers who bite their lips until they bleed when their 14 year
olds dye their hair green.

For all the mothers of the victims of recent school shootings, and the
mothers of those who did the shooting.

For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their
TVs in horror, hugging their child who just came home from school, safely.

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to be peaceful, and
now pray they come home safely from a war.

What makes a good Mother anyway?

Is it patience? Compassion? Broad hips? The ability to nurse a baby, cooks
dinner, and sew a button on a shirt, all at the same time?

Or is it in her heart? Is it the ache you feel when you watch your son or
daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very
first time?

The jolt that t takes you from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 A.M.
to put your hand on the back of a sleeping baby?

The panic, years later, that comes again at 2 A.M. when you just want to
hear their key in the door and know they are safe again in your home?

Or the need to flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hear
news of a fire, a car accident, a child dying?

The emotions of motherhood are universal and so our thoughts are for young
mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation...

And mature mothers learning to let go.

For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers.

Single mothers and married mothers.

Mothers with money, mothers without.

This is for you all. For all of us.

Hang in there. In the end we can only do the best we can. Tell them every
day that we love them. And pray.

Please pass along to all the Moms in your life.........


It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Great message isnt it? Thanks for posting it..I have read it before..Sandy
YOU have a great MOTHER's DAY too...

picketfencemom said...

Happy Mother's Day to the best Mama in the world...I love and admire you so very much! You have always been there for all of us, and you inspire and encourage us all to do our best in anything we try! I never doubted your love for me or that you were proud of me! You've never been afraid to try something new, and I believe you can do ANYTHING! Because of that, I, too, have been brave (or stubborn) enough to try new things and stretch my wings!
Thank you for all the years that you and Daddy worked hard and made sacrifices so that I could have a good education, play sports, have many of my 'wants' as well as my needs, etc.
You're the best! And if I could've *chosen* my mother, you'd still be the one! Thank you for your fine godly example in my life, and the lives of my children!
Happy Mother's Day! I love you, Mama.

dot said...

Happy Mother's Day Betty!
What a beautiful comment from Amy!

PEA said...

After reading your daughter Amy's comment, I have tears in my eyes..that was so beautiful! I truly loved reading what you posted...makes being a mom so worth while:-) They say that sometimes a mother's job is a thankless one but I disagree...just one hug from your child and it's the most thankful job there is!! xox

Anita said...

Betty, have happy mother day!

Unfortunately, I won't be able to see my mum this mother day Sunday. She lives a 2 hours drive away from our place. But we will meet again in two weeks time....

All my best wishes from Germany!


Trella said...

Happy Mother's Day what a wonderful post.


Susie said...

Happy Mother's Day Betty.
You certainly are blessed.

Kelli said...

Happy Mother's Day, Betty!

Tracy said...

Happy Mother's Day!

cityfarmer said...

HMD...sound like you have some of the best kids.
Spending the whole day with my three and one grandson....AND I don't have to cook.

Barbara said...

So true of all Mothers everywhere. Quite emotional. Glad you enjoyed your walk. I love my walks and can now imagine my blogging buddies enjoying them too.

weirdbunny said...

Did you write this ? If so wow it's a fantastic peice of writing - love Julia x
(Oh, I've never seen Inspector Wrexford, although I have heard of it. But Morse well I just love that, I can watch it over nad over.)

Happy Mothers Day Betty !

Lovella said...

Happy Mothers Day to you Betty.
Many blessings.