For All Mother’s

This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers intheir arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherryKool-Aid saying, “It’s okay honey, Mommy’s here.”Who have sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying babies whocan’t be comforted.This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hairand milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloweencostumes. And all the mothers who DON’T.This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they’ll never see. And themothers who took those babies and gave them homes.This is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on theirrefrigerator doors, and for all the mothers who froze their buns on metalbleachers at football or soccer games instead of watching from the warmthof their cars, so that when their kids asked, “Did you see me, Mom?” theycould say, “Of course, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world,” and meanit.This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store andswat them in despair when they stomp their feet and scream for ice creambefore dinner. And for all the mothers who count to ten instead, but realizehow child abuse happens.This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and explainedall about making babies. And for all the (grand) mothers who wanted to, butjust couldn’t find the words.This is for all the mothers who go hungry, so their children can eat. Forall the mothers who read “Goodnight, Moon” twice a night for a year. Andthen read it again. “Just one more time.”This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their shoelacesbefore they started school. A nod for all the mothers who opted for Velcroinstead.This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cookand their daughters to sink a jump shot.This is for every mother whose head turns automatically when a little voicecalls “Mom?” in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are athome — or even away at college.This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach achesassuring them they’d be just FINE once they got there, only to get callsfrom 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 thewords to reach them.This is for all the step-mothers who raised another woman’s child orchildren, and gave their time, attention, and love… sometimes totallyunappreciated!For all the mothers who bite their lips until they bleed when their14-year-olds dye their hair green.For all the mothers of the victims of recent school shootings, and themothers of those who did the shooting.For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of theirTVs 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, andnow 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, cookdinner, and sew a button on a shirt, all at the same time? Or is it in herheart?Is it the ache you feel when you watch your son or daughter disappear downthe 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. toput your hand on the back of a sleeping baby? The panic, years later, thatcomes again at 2 A.M. when you just want to hear their key in the door andknow they are safe again in your home?Or the need to flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hearnews of a fire, a car accident, a child dying?The emotions of motherhood are universal and so our thoughts are for youngmothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation…And maturemothers 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.”Home is what catches you when you fall – and we all fall.”HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!(FYI, I did not write this, but please share it with all the mother’s you know, as that is what the writer intended.)

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12 thoughts on “For All Mother’s

  1. It is so nice to see you finally post something again. I have missed you terribly. We all love you on here and hope for a full recovery for you. Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Awesome Princess! I copied it, made it fancy and have a big Mother’s Day surprise planned for her, with the help of our kids, of course. Thank the writer for sharing this with the World.

  3. I can honestly admit that I admire all Mothers. Mother’s should be given special treatment for putting up with mouthy, bratty, annoying children. After taking care of my sister’s kids I can honestly say, I don’t ever want to be a mother. Happy Mother’s Day Princess! and God Bless You for being a Mom.

  4. OMG! This whole thing just hits the nail on the head. The best part, if none of you have read the comments of the Celtic Princess on her post “Leader of the Pack”, after her teenage daughter left a snide comment to her mother and mom’s comment laid waste to her daughter, without violence, I might add. You Go Mom. I love you, you are awesome. And…..I am just beginning to learn about those “Snappy Comebacks”. lol

    Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!!!

  5. You are too funny Doug. I think I have missed something on here, lately. What’s the Princess recovering from, what happened, nobody is giving any information. I hate being so busy sometimes.

    Didn’t something happen to her last year on Mother’s Day? Will somebody please tell me what’s going on. I’m e-mailing Katie if you don’t share what you know.

  6. Thanks for the e-mail Princess, I feel better knowing the Truth. You are definitely right, without question. You need to do what is right for you and your kids and I am always there if you need me. You’re a great MOM;))))))))))))) and a survivor.

    You have some of the most wonderful friends and knowing your x-boss is behind you 1000%, she has a heart of gold, but then again it’s not hard to be on your side.

    I absolutely love your daughters new slogan of “Don’t Mess with The PrinCess”. I have laughed myself stupid over it. She must have your genes.

  7. Happy Mothers Day Princess and to all the Mothers out there that are brave enough to raise kids in this day and time.

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