Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Being A Mother

Someone sent this to me the other day. I thought it was very appropriate for this week and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby.

That somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother "normal" is history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct.

That somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring. . .

That somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said if you're a good mother your children will turn out good.

That somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said good mothers never raise their voices.

That 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.

That somebody never helped a fourth grader with her math.

Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first.

That somebody doesn't have five children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books.

That somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery.

That somebody never watched her baby get on the bus for the first day of kindergarden. . . 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.

That somebody never organized four giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married.

That somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to the mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home.

That 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.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers!

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  1. Rejoicing with all moms who know these joys, and sending special prayer that the Lord will comfort the hearts of women with unfulfilled longings for motherhood this week.

    Jennifer Saake
    Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, & Adoption Loss (Nav Press)

  2. Oh, Mindy I like this post.

    Jennifer, Thanks for stopping by. We don't want to forget any Mom no matter her circumstance. I hope your prayer will reach many.


  3. Cute post, Mindy. I loved it.

    Also, glad you stopped by Jennifer. You're so right about praying for those who haven't been able to have biological children and have wanted them so. I struggled with infertility and miscarriage and know that pain well. I've also been blessed with three beautiful children, so have known the joy, too. I'll be sure to check out your book!


  4. Thanks, Mindy. I've heard that one before...but it's a good one. Happy Mother's Day.


  5. That was hysterical and definitely true! I once complained about the weight I was carrying after a pregnancy and my husband just looked at me and said "you had the baby two years ago."

    Michelle's Writing Space

  6. Being a mom means trading one set of challenges for another. But the payoff is definitely the first time your granddaughter says, "Hi, Grammy!"

  7. Oh yes it is so nice to hear a child say, "I love you, Mom." Especially when my son is trying to make it on his own away from the nest. Sigh.

    Cindy H

  8. Great story - I shared it with some of my friends.