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That Wonderful Mother of Mine

The moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of that wonderful mother of mine.
The birds never sing but a message they bring
Of that wonderful mother of mine.
Just to bring back the time, that was so sweet to me,
Just to bring back the days, when I sat on her knee.

I pray ev'ry night to our Father above,
For that wonderful mother of mine.
I ask Him to keep her as long as He can
That -- wonderful mother of mine.
There are treasures on earth, that made life seem worthwhile,
But there's none can compare to my mother's smile.

You are a wonderful mother, dear old Mother of mine.
You'll hold a spot down deep in my heart,
'Till the stars no longer shine.
Your soul shall live on forever,
On through the fields of time.
For there'll never be another to me,
Like that wonderful Mother of mine.
-- Clyde Hager

A mother understands what a child does not say.

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God can't be always everywhere,
And, so, invented Mothers.

*Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May-a time when flowers are in bloom. Mother's Day is a special time for children to honor their mothers (as well as grandmothers and other "mothers") and show appreciation for their love and caring.


In the United States Mother's Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe (who wrote the words to the Battle hymn of the Republic) as a day dedicated to peace. Ms. Howe would hold organized Mother's Day meetings in Boston, Mass. ever year. In 1907 Ana Jarvis, from
Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the 2nd Sunday of May. By the next year Mother's Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia. Ms. Jarvis and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessman, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day. It was successful as by 1911 Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state. President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May. While many countries of the world celebrate their own Mother's Day at different times throughout the year, there are some countries such as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium which also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.

When you thought I wasn't looking... I saw you hang my first drawing on the refrigerator and I wanted to paint another one. I saw you feed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals. I saw you make my favorite cake just for me, and I knew that little things are special. I heard you say a prayer and I believed there is a God I could always talk to. I felt you kiss me goodnight, and I felt loved. I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, and it's really okay to cry. I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When I thought you weren't looking... I climbed up onto the counter, reached on top of the fridge, ate a chocolate chip cookie, and felt accomplishment because I was able to get it myself. I gave our cat some extra milk because I wanted to share while I got some for me! I licked the icing off of my favorite cake, I skipped my prayers one night and felt so guilty that I said them twice the next day. When I thought you weren't looking, I tried to do things because of your encouragement, patience and love and now I just want to say thanks for all the things you let me do when I thought you weren't looking!

A young mother set her feet on the pathway of life. "Is the way long?" she asked.

And her guide said, "Yes, and the way is hard and you will be old before you reach the end of it, but the end will be better than the beginning."

But the young mother was happy and would not believe that anything could be better than these years. So she played with her children and gathered flowers for them along the way and bathed with them in the clear springs. The sun shone on them and life was good and the young mother cried, "Nothing will be lovelier than this."

Then the night came and the storms and the path was dark and the children shook with fear and cold. And the mother drew them close and covered them with her mantle, and the children said, "Oh, Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near and we know that no harm can come to us." And the mother said, "This is better than the brightness of the day, for I have taught my children courage."

And the morning came and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary too, but at all times she said to the children, "A little patience and we are there." So the children climbed and climbed and when they reached the top, they said, "Mother, we could not have done it without you." And when the mother lay down to sleep that night, she looked up at the stars and said, "This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned fortitude in the face of hardness. Yesterday I gave them courage -- today I gave them strength."

And the next day the strange clouds came, clouds of war and hate and evil. And the children groped and stumbled, but the mother said, "Look up. Lift up your eyes to the Light." And the children looked up and saw above the clouds the Everlasting Glory and it guided them and brought them beyond the darkness. And that night the mother said, "This is the best day of all, for I have shown my children God."

And the days went on and the years, and mother grew old, and she was little and bent. But her children were tall and strong and walked with courage. And when the way was hard, they helped their mother and when the way was rough, they lifted her, for she was light as a feather. And at last they came to a hill, and beyond the hill they could see a shining road and gates flung wide and the mother said, "I have reached the end of my journey and I know that the end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk alone, and their children after them." And the children said, "You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates."

And they stood and watched her as she went on alone and the gates closed after her and they said, "We cannot see her but she is with us still. A mother like ours is more than a memory -- she is a living presence." ~Author Unknown




Real Mothers

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 sand box.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens, and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of shag carpet.
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 Mama to Mommy to Mom.

Please do not take this, my Real Friend who also is a Real Mother gave this
to me when I was going through a Real Mother moment. Thank You!!


The Pattern of Having Children

Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from this thought: After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the First thing He said was:
"Don't what?" Adam replied.
"Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God said.
"Forbidden fruit? We got forbidden fruit?"
"Hey, Eve... We got forbidden fruit!"
"No way!"
"Yes way!"
"Don't eat that fruit!" said God.
"Because I am your Father and I said so!" said God,
Wondering why he hadn't stopped after making the elephants.

A few minutes later God saw his kids having an apple break and was angry.

"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" the First Parent asked.
"Uh huh," Adam replied.
"Then why did you?"
"I dunno" Eve answered.
"She started it!" Adam said.
"Did not!"
"Did too!"

Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus, the pattern was set and it has never changed.

But there is reassurance in this story. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give them wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble handling children, what makes you think
it would be a piece of cake for you?

Advice for the day~~~ If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: Take two and keep away from children... Another REAL MOTHER moment from my friend Renee

My Mean Mom
When I was a child and also a teen I thought my mother was very mean to me, she just didn't have a clue what a child should be allowed to do. She made the rules and I had to obey; she felt all these things had to be done her way, for she was the parent and obviously felt an awesome responsibility. "Eat wholesome meals, get a good night's sleep" These were two of her rules I had to keep. While some of the kids ran around having fun; if I had any chores, they had to be done. My whereabouts she wanted to know; there were many places I couldn't go. In school she expected I'd study and learn; good grades were something I had to earn. How swiftly have the years all gone and my viewpoint changed as I have grown, now I can understand and see My "mean" mother knew what was best for me! ~ Helen Bush ~ Mothers like mine made a difference.  




My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me."
My Mother taught me MEDICINE... "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."
My Mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD... "If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!"
My Mother taught me ESP... "Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?"
My Mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE...
"What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"
My Mother taught me HUMOR... "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT... "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.
My mother taught me ABOUT SEX... "How do you think you got here?"
My mother taught me about GENETICS... "You are just like your father!"
My mother taught me about my ROOTS... "Do you think you were born in a barn?"
My mother taught me about the WISDOM of AGE... "When you get to be my age, you will understand."
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION... "Just wait until your father gets home."
My mother taught me about RECEIVING... "You are going to get it when we get home."
And my all time favorite thing- JUSTICE... "One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU... then you'll see what it's like."


Rosie * *
This is for you Mom!! I know she doesn't look like you but her name is Rosie just like yours. Happy Mother's Day Mom!! I love you!!


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