Monday, January 26, 2009

Real Mothers

A friend sent this to me a couple of months ago, and I came across it again and decided to share it. I've decided I must be a real mother, if for no other reason than I don't have time to make quiche, my floors are sticky and my oven is filthy. The only thing I can't understand is why, if my children are between the ages of 2-9, I don't seem to be in the stage of "My Mommy can do anything!" and "My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!" We seemed to have skipped those stages.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this info (I wish I knew who to give credit to, but unfortunately I don't). I chuckled as I read it, and then towards the end (I know this will come as a big suprise, but . . .), tears came to my eyes. I hope I can one day turn from a Mommy into a Mother, with all the wisdom and beauty a dedicated mother possesses. Then all the spills and tantrums and craziness will be worth it.

Here's to all of you real mothers out there . . .

Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade... It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother...

The Images of Mother:
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YE ARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE thru 20- Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned..
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!


The Shaver Gang said...

Hi Lori, I just love reading your blogs. You give me so much inspiration. This past week it seems all the kids have done is argue, cry, yell, then argue some more. I think it has a lot to do with, I lost my "playing card", with the "I hope Santa is not watching" speech. I would go to bed wondering what have I done wrong. Last night for FHE, I read them "You are Special" by Max Lucado. The kids were listening so well. Now we are going to ask each other are we giving each other a dot or a star. I'll let you know how that goes. I know that the moral of the story is to not have any stickers stick at all, but we are a work in progress. I hope you have a good day.

Glitzy Glass said...

That was great, love it. Your fun!