From the Jack’s Winning Words blog from yesterday – “A mother is a person who, seeing that there are only 4 pieces of pie for 5 people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” (Tenneva Jordan)
Today we celebrate Mother’s Day and, for most of us, our thoughts turn nostalgic. Most of us can and probably do conjure up some fond memories from our childhood days, when Mom was that larger than life Wonder Woman who solved all problems, made everything better with a kiss on our boo-boo and made wonderful things to eat. We have developed quite an ability to romanticize the idea of motherhood; but it is not always that way.
For a great number of people and children in the world those are not the memories that they have of their mom’s. Many saw their mom trudging off to work in sweat factories every day or working in the fields just trying to make ends meet for the family or to make a better life for their children. For some, mom was the zoned out drug addict that they saw walking the streets to make money for more drugs.
The one thing that is fairly consistent is the notion of moms making sacrifices and doing whatever it takes to nurture and support her children. So, today’s little saying points back to that – the selfless nature of motherhood. Mom’s do without so that their children don’t have to. So, thank you moms everywhere for being there and being selfless so that we could all have what we have today. It took a while, but your sacrifices have not gone un-noticed or un-appreciated.
On a less serious note, our daughter sent her mom a card which was just the humorous pick-me-up that is needed sometimes. It had the picture of a set of hand mixer beaters dripping with cake mix on it and the note said – Good moms let you lick the beaters. Great moms turn off the mixer first!
Have a great Mother’s day of you moms out there!