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Old 05-08-2006, 05:41 PM
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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." The mothers who have sat in roc king 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.

This is for all the step-mothers who raised another woman's child or children, and gave their time, attention, and love... sometimes totally unappreciated!

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.

For all of us.

Hang in there.

In the end we can only do the best we can.

Tell them every day that we love them. And pray.

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Old 05-08-2006, 05:45 PM
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Michele that is so sweet. I just wish I could talk to my mom - she died in 1995 and I miss her soooo much!!!!
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Very powerful Michele. Motherhood-the good the bad and the ugly, Thank you for pointing all that out.
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SO WELL SAID....I HAVE TEARS IN MY EYES. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE BEING A MOM.
RIGHT NOW MY 7 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IS IN MY BED KEEPING MY SIDE WARM SO I DON'T HAVE TO SLEEP ON COLD SHEETS

MY 9 YEAR OLD SON GETS UP AT 4AM SO HE CAN KISS ME BEFORE I LEAVE FOR WORK
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Talking Best and Worst Mother's Day Gifts

What NOT to give this Mother's Day

Survey shows what mom really "doesn't" want for Mother's Day

Give household and garden items to mom this Mother's Day at your own risk! That's the message in a new poll. The poll, sponsored by a leading online personal gift service reveals that moms want to be showered with jewelry and flowers, a day off from household chores and quality time with their family.
500 moms were asked to name their best and worst Mother's Day gifts. They were also asked to indicate the gifts they most wish for this year.

Worst Mother's Day Gifts Ever
The poll reveals gifts that have made moms cringe...including carpet cleaner, a thigh-master, a night out at their husband's favorite restaurant and a card that read, "reupholster the chair in the master bedroom."
Worst gifts ever, according to 500 U.S. moms, were:

1. Forgetting Mother's Day -- 15%
2. Kitchen appliances -- 12%
3. Garden tools -- 11%
4. Cleaning supplies -- 11% 5. Dead and poorly arranged flowers -- 5%
According to the poll, moms care most that loved ones remember their special day. A reassuring 46% said that anything their kids give them is a "good gift."

Best Mother's Day Gifts Ever
Apparently surprises make moms happy. Tickets to a Cleveland Indians game and a shopping spree to Chicago's Michigan Avenue were highlighted by two moms as their best gifts ever.
According to the poll, best gifts ever were:
1.jewelry-- 24%
2. Home and school-made cards -- 18% 3. Home and school-made gifts -- 17%
3. Home and school-made gifts -- 17%
4. A day to the Spa-- 15%
5. Help with chores, or a day of rest -- 5%
6. Beauty Products-- 4%

Mother's Day Wish List
Moms are wishing for many different things this Mother's Day, from hugs and kisses to furniture, but the most popular wishes are for a little luxury and pampering. While some moms are aiming high, wishing for a new car, a mansion or cruise, most moms just want to be "Queen for a day!"
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great post, now can you forward that to all the son, daughters and husbands so they know what our wishes are pretty please...lol
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:18 AM
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I'm bumping this up so everyone can get a chance to read this. I think it's really beautiful. Happy Mother's Day, ladies.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:24 AM
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This is so true! Loved it!rockin
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My fiance already bought me a Cape Cod Bracelet for Mother's Day He's so sweet


now i will hint around to my kids for dad to give them $$ to buy me the earrings that match
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:30 AM
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I got a skillet one year! My husband's response was that i kept eyeing it at the store and that I needed a new one. Even though it wasn't a gift to give for Mother's Day,I did need it. The upsetting part was that everyone expected me to use it to make the pancakes that morning, because hubby can't boil water.
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