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    Mothers

    This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in
    their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry
    Kool-Aid saying, "It's all right 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 purse.

    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. And for the mothers who
    lost their baby in that precious 9 months that they will never get to watch
    grow on earth but one day will be reunited with in Heaven!

    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 football
    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.

    This is for all the step-mothers who raised another woman's child or
    children, and gave their time, attention, and love... Sometimes totally
    unappreciated!

    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, cook 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 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.


    "Home is what catches you when you fall - and we all fall."

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    Re: Mothers

    This is BEAUTIFUL, tears are streaming down my face. Thank you for posting this. Im now going to kiss them one more time before they fall asleep.
    HEARTS CLUB !!

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    That is a great post! I was just thinking about mothers - <sigh> I miss my Mom, but she was a great Mom and did everything she could - I think that I'm doing my best as a Mom - I have a daughter graduating high school next week - I can't believe it! I remember when she watched Cinderella over and over - when she played softball and cried cause she struck out - when she got her drivers license - and now she's graduating high school and going to start college - boy does time fly so fast........

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    Re: Mothers

    Ive recieved this in my email several times over the years and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes.
    "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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    Re: Mothers

    Great post!
    Now I know it is in honor of Mother's Day, but I would like to give a shout out to the Dad's too.
    My husband is one of the Dad's who have done all those things, just as I have.
    Mom's AND Dad's are two of the best people in the world!

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    Re: Mothers

    I've never seen this one and I think that it will become my new favorite! Thanks for posting it!!

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    Ahhh, made me cry. Thanks.

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    OMG, I'm a complete mess.

    I read this thread while listening to "I Could Not Ask For More" by Edwin Mccain on the radio.

    Really great timing and really BAD timing because I'm at work and now I'm getting funny looks.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    Re: Mothers

    *sobs*

    So beautiful.
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    Happy Mothers Day Everyone!!
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    Re: Mothers

    Wow - that is beautiful! Thank you so much for giving us those words today. Off to go hug my kiddos!
    I love my awesome crazy wonderful friends!!

    "Do you remember in kindergarten, how you’d meet a kid,
    then 10 seconds later you’d be playing like you were best friends?"
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    Re: Mothers

    Quote Originally Posted by frecky View Post
    Ive recieved this in my email several times over the years and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes.
    Same.

    Being a mom is the hardest but most rewarding job ever. It pays well and has great benefits:

    Hugs and kisses galore.

    Happy Mother's Day, moms of MC.











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    Thanks for sharing this - I am printing it out to give to my mom.
    She did it!


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