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Offline Niecarrah

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NOT just about being a Mother...Need 2 Read !
« on: May 20, 2007, 02:53:31 AM »
BEING A MOTHER

 After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to
 take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She
 said, "I love you, but I know this other woman loves
 you and would love to spend some time with you."

 The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit
 was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years,
 but the demands of my work and my three children had
 made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
 That night I called to invite her to go out
 for dinner and a movie.

 "What's wrong, are you well," she asked?
 My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a
 late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign
 of bad news.

 "I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some
 time with you," I responded. "Just the two of us."
 She thought about it for a moment, and then said,
 "I would like that very much."

 That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick
 her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her
 house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous
 about our date. She waited in the door with her coat
 on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the
 dress that she had worn to celebrate her last
 wedding anniversary.

 She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an
 angel's'. "I told my friends that I was going to go
 out with my son, and they were impressed," she said,
 as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear
 about our meeting."

 We went to a restaurant that, although not
 elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my
 arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat
 down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only
 read large print. Half way through the entries, I
 lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at
 me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. "It was I
 who used to have to read the menu when you were
 small," she said. "Then it's time that you relax and
 let me return the favor," I responded.

 During the dinner, we had an agreeable
 conversation- -nothing extraordinary but catching up
 on recent events of each other's life. We talked so
 much that we missed the movie.

 As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll
 go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you."
 I agreed.

 "How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I
 got home. "Very nice. Much more so
 than I could have imagined," I answered.

 A few days later, my mother died of a massive
 heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't
 have a chance to do anything for her.

 Some time later, I received an envelope with a
 copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place
 mother and I had dined. An attached note said: "I
 paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I
 could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two
 plates - one for you and the other for your wife.
 You will never know what that night meant for me. I
 love you, son."

 At that moment, I understood the importance of
 saying in time: "I LOVE YOU" and to give our loved
 ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is
 more important than your family. Give them the time
 they deserve, because these things cannot be put off
 till "some other time."

 Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back
 to normal after you've had a baby.... Somebody
 doesn't know that once you're a mother, "normal" is history.

 Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by
 instinct... Somebody never took a three-year-old
 shopping.

 Somebody said being a mother is boring ....
 Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager
 with a driver's permit.

 Somebody said if you're a
 "good" mother, your child will "turn out
 good"....somebody thinks a child comes with
 directions and a guarantee.

 Somebody said "good" mothers never
 raise their voices ... Somebody never came out the back door
 just in time to see her child hit a golf ball
 through the neighbor's kitchen window.

 Somebody said you don't need an education to be a
 mother.... Somebody never helped a fourth grader
 with his math.

 Somebody said you can't love the second child as
 much as you love the first .... Somebody doesn't
 have two children.

 Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to
 her child-rearing questions in the books....
 Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose - or M&M's
 in his ears.

 Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother
 Is labor and delivery....somebody never watched her
 "baby" get on the bus for the first day of
 Kindergarten .... or on a plane headed for military
 "boot camp."

 Somebody said a mother can do her job with her
 eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back
 ..somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies
 to sell cookies.

 Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her
 Child gets married....somebody doesn't know that
 Marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a
 mother's heartstrings.

 Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last
 Child leaves home....somebody never had
 Grandchildren.

 Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so
 You don't need to tell her....that somebody isn't a
 mother!

 Pass this along to all the "mothers" in your life
 and to everyone who ever had a mother. This isn't
 just about being a mother; it's about appreciating
 the people in your life while you have them.

I can't know...?
 NEVER LET BEING GOOD ENOUGH, BE GOOD ENOUGH!"

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Re: NOT just about being a Mother...Need 2 Read !
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 02:53:50 PM »
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Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

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Re: NOT just about being a Mother...Need 2 Read !
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 07:52:02 PM »
Niecarrah,


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Re: NOT just about being a Mother...Need 2 Read !
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 10:04:34 PM »
to all  MOTHER I say well done for a good job                                    
                                 

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Re: NOT just about being a Mother...Need 2 Read !
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 12:40:53 PM »
nice!  thanks for posting. :)