Showing posts with label Mothers Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mothers Day. Show all posts

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Mother's Lament



The perils of being a mother, are equal to not any other
For granted she’s taken and often mistaken - for a robot, "She’ll do it - why bother?"

A mom has a time clock she punches - breakfast dishes done - oops, time for lunches.
From 8 to 12 Hey! All her time’s slipped away - her work comes in bunches and bunches.

The lunch turns up - half on the floor. And they turned up their noses like before.
As usual - she fixed it. And as usual - they nixed it, and then in an hour they want more.

After supper she wails to her spouse, "I’ve got to get out of this house!
I think you will find that I’m losing my mind, and yes - this is blood on my blouse!"

The day has been just like another - and so ends the day of A MOTHER.




- Sherri Mills is the author of I Almost Divorced my Husband but I Went on Strike Instead. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Mother's Day Prayer



A poem adapted from The Lord's Prayer for all whose mothers are in spirit only.

By LinDee Rochelle

My Mother, who art in heaven,
hallowed be her name.
Her spirit comes
though her job is done
and she rests now, in heaven.

She gave me each day her daily bread (of life),
forgave me my trespasses,
and urged me to forgive those who trespass against me,
she guided me away from temptation
and protected me from evil.

My heart is now her kingdom,
with all her power, and glory
within, forever and ever.

Amen.






Credits: Sheknows.com

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day


Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! 
Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 
Don't' worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving; let your requests be made known to God. 
And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 
~ Philippians 4:4-7 


My salute to all those "Proverbs 31" mothers out there.

Happy Mother's Day!!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Universal Mom Sayings




These familiar saying have been handed down from mother to daughter right through the ages. Wonder how many of these did we grow up with?

Who do you think you are?

Ask your father (closely followed by “Ask your Mother”)

Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.

I’ll treat you like an adult when you start acting like an adult!

Look at me when I’m talking to you.

Don’t you roll your eyes at me!

Don’t pick it, it’ll get infected.

I don’t care if “xxxxxxxx's” Mum said yes.

You’ll put your eye out with that thing!

I’m going to give you to the count to three.

Don’t put that thing in your mouth, you don’t know where it’s been.

Wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident and have to go to hospital.

Don’t cross your eyes like that, one day they’ll freeze that way

I don’t care who started it, I’ll finish it!

Don’t EVER let me catch you doing that again!

Why? Because I SAID SO, that’s why!?!

If such and such jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?

If I catch you doing that one more time, I’ll ......

Your father is going to hear about THIS when he gets home!

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

How many times do I have to tell you, don’t throw things in the house!

Do you think your clothes are going to pick themselves up?

“I don’t know” is NOT an answer!

I know it’s not fair. Life isn't fair.

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Happy Mother's Day!


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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's day


Happy Mother's Day.

Mothers of famous people

Mona Lisa's mother:
"After all that money your father and I spent on braces, Mona, is that the biggest smile you can give us?"

Humpty Dumpty's mother:
"Humpty, if I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? Nooo!"

Columbus' mother:
"I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher. You still could have written!"

Michelangelo's mother:
"Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"

Napoleon's mother:
"All right, napoleon. If you aren't hiding your report card inside your jacket, then take your hand out of there and prove it!"

Custer's mother:
"Now, George, remember what I told you -- don't go biting off more than you can chew!"

Abraham Lincoln's mother:
"Again with the stovepipe hat, abe? Can't you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?"

Barney's mother:
"I realize strained plums are your favorite, Barney, but you're starting to look a little purple."

Batman's mother:
"It's a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize how much the insurance is going to be?"

Goldilocks' mother:
"I've got a bill here for a busted chair from the bear family. You know anything about this, Goldie?"

Little miss Muffet's mother:
"Well, all I've got to say is if you don't get off your Tuffet and start cleaning your room, there'll be a lot more spiders around here!"

Albert Einstein's mother:
"But, Albert, it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse, something...?"

George Washington's mother:
"The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"

Jonah's mother:
"That's a nice story, but now tell me where you've really been for the last three days."

Superman's mother:
"Clark, your father and I have discussed it, and we've decided you can have your own telephone line. Now will you quit spending so much time in all those phone booths?"

Thomas Edison's mother:
"Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!"

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Education of the Virgin



Mothers day is coming up. 

Here is a picture I am sharing from my calendar. It's called 'Education of the Virgin.'  Mary is being educated by her mother, Anna. It's Mary's father, Joachim, standing there in the background. 

"Listen my dearest child Mary, as I teach you how to pray. 
Without meditation, where is peace? 
Without peace, where is God?
God is the wellspring of peace, the fountain of love, 
Renewing the face of the earth."

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Motherhood


"Behold children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward." - Psalm 127:3

Dr. Leila Denmark, a well-known Atlanta pediatrician, said, "Every animal on earth takes care of its own until they're able to take care of themselves, except us. We have brainwashed people into thinking that there's something greater out there than being a mother."

Ellen Wilson Fielding, who left her prestigious job as book editor of the Wall Street Journal to be at home full time with her son, came to see it this way: "I felt I was going to a greater thing when I left the Wall Street Journal to care for my son." She said, "For the essence of motherhood is the acceptance of God's offer to share in the creation and development of another human being. The question was not whether the job was good enough for me, but whether I was good enough for the job."

Motherhood is the toughest, most demanding, yet most important job in the world. With the many choices for women today, let's not forget that there is no calling of God more important than being a mom.

Once again, "Happy Mother's Day."


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Mother of the year - nominees






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This amazing love




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Mother's Day


Mother’s Day has the most phone calls

Mother’s Day has the most meals eaten out

Mother’s Day has the most plants/flowers

Mother’s Day has the most cards (not Christmas cards)

Mother’s Day has the most collect phone calls - oops, that’s Father’s Day!


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Moms


Kids start to develop some pretty interesting perceptions of the world at an early age. Notice the answers some second-graders gave when asked about their mothers.

Q: Why did God make mothers?
A: To help us out of there when we were getting born.

Q: What ingredients are mothers made of?
A: God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

Q: Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
A: God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

Q: What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
A: She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer? Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say "NO" to drugs and "YES" to chores?

Q: What does your mom do in her spare time?
A: Mothers don't do spare time.

Q: If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
A: I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

While they may not have it all figured out yet, they do know how important their mothers are in their lives. As these kids can tell you, motherhood is the toughest, most demanding, and important job in the world. With the many choices for women today, let's not forget that there is no calling of God more important than being a mom.

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Mothers


"Her children rise up and bless her;" - Proverbs 31:28

When Thomas Edison's intelligent and sympathetic mother learned that his teachers felt he had inferior ability, she educated him at home. He said, "My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me, that I felt I had someone to live for, someone I must not disappoint."

A mother's love and a mother's time are vitally important to the development of a child. Just think of the ways we benefit today from the investment of time on the part of Thomas Edison's mom.

British psychiatrist John Bowlby said, "The young child's hunger for his mother's love and presence is as great as his hunger for food."

Moms, you're pulled in so many different directions today. The stress can be unbelievable, but remember that nothing is more important than the investment of time in the life of your child. God's Word tells us that when a mother does this, her children rise up and call her blessed and her husband praises her, saying, "Many women have done virtuously but you exceed them all."


Happy Mother's Day!


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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother with father's heart


If I'm not sure of who I am,
I just need to look at you.
You're the kind of person I'd like to be...
One who strives to be like Jesus.

I won't compare your beauty to that Rose,
Although I've seen you display God's grace
when life handed you thorns.
No, your humility would not allow it.

Instead I will just remind you, Mom,
that even a little green sprig is celebrated
in a sun-scorched desert.
Yes, you are a sign of living water
in a land of thirsty hearts and souls.

I won't compare your strength to a mighty tree,
although you've shaded many weary people,
in the healing leaves of your prayers;
and fed them by the fruits of the Spirit
abundantly growing from He Who dwells within you.

Instead I will remind you, Mom,
that all it takes is a few broken twigs
to create a storm-sheltering nest.
And the faith of a little mustard seed
moves God's heart to produce miracles.

And I won't compare your loving heart
to all the mothers' hearts of the world,
because you have the heart
of the loving Heavenly Father.

I love you, Mom,
the way you have taught me to love,
With the love of the Lord.



Credits: Melanie Cummings

Love you forever


A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang:

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.

The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house. He pulled all the books off the shelves. He pulled all the food out of the refrigerator and he took his mother's watch and flushed it down the toilet. Sometimes his mother would say, "This kid is driving me CRAZY!" But at night time, when that two-year-old was quiet, she opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor, looked up over the side of his bed; and if he was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.

The little boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was nine years old. And he never wanted to come in for dinner, he never wanted to take a bath, and when grandma visited he always said bad words. Sometimes his mother wanted to sell him to the zoo! But at night time, when he was asleep, the mother quietly opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep, she picked up that nine-year-old boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.

The boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music. Sometimes the mother felt like she was in a zoo! But at night time, when that teenager was asleep, the mother opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep she picked up that great big boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.

That teenager grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a grown-up man. He left home and got a house across town. But sometimes on dark nights the mother got into her car and drove across town. If all the lights in her son's house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. If that great big man was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.

Well, that mother, she got older. She got older and older and older. One day she called up her son and said, "You better come see because I'm very old and sick." So her son came to see her. When he came in the door she tried to sing the song. She sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always....

But she couldn't finish because she was too old and sick.

The son went to his mother. He picked her up and rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And he sang this song:

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living my Mom you'll be.

When the son came home that night, he stood for a long time at the top of the stairs.

Then he went into the room where his very new baby daughter was sleeping. He picked her up in his arms and very slowly rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while he rocked her he sang:

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.



Credits: Robert Munsch

Friday, May 6, 2011

The word.


A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does. The next day in a written test, she included this question:

“My full name has six letters. The first one is M. Here is another clue - I pick up things. What am I?”

When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find over 50% of the students answered the question with the word 'Mother'.


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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day


During the past few days, you may have noticed numerous posts related to Mothers day here.

It's only because Mothers day is such a wonderful occasion to remember our mothers and give thanks to them.  Mothers day, during the past years, has only gained much popularity and lot more people celebrate it around the globe by placing reverence.

Personally,

The first person I ever fell in love with was my mother - we all have.

I used to blindly believe my mother when I was little and her words were always golden to me - we all do.

My mother was my first teacher; she used to narrate stories of morals and wisdom to me, both from the Bible and outside - we all enjoyed it.

During my process of growing up, morals and wisdom from those stories guided me; they have only yielded me success so far. Mother reflected the love and joy of teachings of Jesus Christ into my life.  Whatever goodness I have developed during my growth (if any) can totally be attributed to my mother - and I am extremely thankful to my mother.

Few years ago, I lost my mother and I deeply miss her.  For those of you who still have your mothers, I earnestly request you to see their value, appreciate their sacrifices, and enjoy the love and comfort they provide you.

If you can talk to your mother, you are blessed.  If you can see her, touch her and spend time with her, you are further blessed.  Use the time you have to enjoy the gift of your mother and be thankful to God. I have also lost both my grandmothers. If you have them, consider to be blessed ever more. Take time to wish them as well.

This mothers day, find time to spend with your mother (whether biological or not) and let her know how much you love her. All she is expecting from you are few kind words from your heart and you can certainly provide her that.

I wish all mothers a happy and peaceful Mother Day.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Before

A poem written by a mom:


Before I was a Mom;
I made and ate hot meals,
I had unstained clothing,
I brushed my hair every day,
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.

Before I was a Mom;
I cleaned my house each day,
I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous,
I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom;
I never thought about immunizations,
I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
I never looked into teary eyes and cried,
I never felt my heart break into pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt,
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

Before I was a Mom;
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down,
I never sat up late hours of the night watching a baby sleep,
I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

Before I was a Mom;
I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts and my body,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so important,
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a mom.

Before I was a Mom;
I never knew that something so small could effect my life so much,
I never knew that I could love someone so much,
I never knew I would love being a Mom,
I didn't know the bond between a Mother and her child,
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.

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Job Opening - Mother


JOB DESCRIPTION: 
Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work, in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required - including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties are also required; frequently, on very short notice.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite your tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat - in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include, floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION:
Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
None required, unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION:
This job requires that you pay the kids, offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18, because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it, and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS: 
No health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered - however, this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life, if you play your cards right.

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