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    Default A beautiful mothers poem I had to share

    Mothers

    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." Who have sat in rocking 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
    stomachaches 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 tumbling 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.
    Laura
    Mom to Haley (7) and Paige (5)

    If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
    ~Lewis Hine~

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    aww...that made me cry... Love it!





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    beautiful
    Your life is a result of the choices you make, if you don't like your life it's time to start making better choices.

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    thank you for that, just many thanks, i don't have words to explain!!!!!!

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    Thank you for reminding me that it's ok for me to hug my 3 girls multiple times a day and I'm not crazy for doing so.

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    thanks for sharing
    April - Mommy to Ivy, Sophia & Ryker


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    I copied and forwarded that to all of my Mommy friends! made me teary eyed, thats for sure

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    Thanks so much for posting this, it is a beautiful poem

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    I totally forgot I posted this. I read it again and loved it as much as the first time I read it. I think I may print it and hang it on my fridge.
    Laura
    Mom to Haley (7) and Paige (5)

    If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
    ~Lewis Hine~

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    Thank you for sharing that . It is much needed today.

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    love it

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