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Ode to Moms
    #2651908 - 05/08/04 12:44 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Shall this be a mother bashing thread? Or a thread to talk about why mothers are good for us?

Here is something sent to me for Mother's Day, which is YES a holiday most likely created by Hallmark, but hey! It's the only day you guys are forced to appreciate your moms!

(Step Moms Included)

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 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 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.

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.

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.

The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.  -Teilard

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Re: Ode to Moms [Re: Frog]
    #2651978 - 05/08/04 01:06 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

I wish my mom surfed the Shroomery message boards...  :laugh:

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Re: Ode to Moms [Re: Frog]
    #2652005 - 05/08/04 01:14 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Am I out of line to give thanks for hot moms that stay in shape and still get my bloood boiling or is that a non-spiritual attitude?  :heart:


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Re: Ode to Moms [Re: Frog]
    #2652123 - 05/08/04 01:46 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

My mom is an amazing woman. I love you mom!  :heart:


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Re: Ode to Moms [Re: Frog]
    #2653386 - 05/08/04 02:26 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

As much as it disturbs me, thinking about the things my mom has been through - as well as all the other good moms and many woman who aren't - and conquered, I can't help but believe that woman are truly the stronger of the sexes.

I don't like playing second fiddle, but when you actually take the time to think about all of the thankless jobs they do day in and day out without appreciation, sacrificing themselves for the greater good, it makes it a little easier to accept it's a recognition they deserve.  The older I get the more I realize how right she was.

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