Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow mommies!!! I had good intentions of posting this entry yesterday but time just escaped from me! I'm sure all mommies know what I mean...

So, in honour of Mother's Day, here is a story that illustrates very well why I cherish every single moment I have with my children --- read on and enjoy!

Wet Oatmeal Kisses
Author Unknown

The baby is teething; the children are fighting. Your husband just called and said, "Eat dinner without me."

One of these days you'll explode and shout to the kids, "Why don't you grow up and act your age?" And they will. Or: "You guys get outside and find yourselves something to do. And don't slam the door!" And they won't. You'll straighten up their bedrooms all neat and tidy, toys displayed on the shelves, hangers in the closet, animals caged. You'll yell, "Now I want it to stay this way!" And it will. You will prepare a perfect dinner with a salad that hasn't had all the olives picked out and a cake with no finger traces in the icing and you'll say: "Now this is a meal for company." And you will eat it alone. You'll yell, "I want complete privacy on the phone. No screaming. Do you hear me?" And no one will answer.

No more plastic tablecloths stained with spaghetti. No more dandelion bouquets. No more iron on patches. No more wet, knotted shoelaces, muddy boots, or rubber bands for pony tails.

Imagine. A lipstick with a point. No babysitter for New Year's Eve. Washing clothes only once a week. No PTA meetings or silly school plays where your child is a tree. No car pools, blaring stereos or forgotten lunch money. No more Christmas presents made of library paste and toothpicks. No wet oatmeal kisses. No more tooth fairy. No more giggles in the dark, scraped knees to kiss or sticky fingers to clean.

Only a voice asking, "Why don't you grow up?" And the silence echos: "I did."

...because children grow up way too fast! My two are now 11 and almost 8. Where did all that time gone to? Fellow mommies: cherish every single moment, for in a blink of an eye, they will be all grown up!

"Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."
---Proverbs 31:28-30 (NLT)

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