Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day To All The Ladies !

One of the most special days of the year is Mother's Day and I always like to take time to remember all of the lovely ladies who, before going to bed each night, make sandwiches for the next day's lunches, take meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, check the cereal box levels, fil the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and starts the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.

She then puts some wet clothes in the dryer, puts a load of clothes into the washer, irons a shirt and secures a loose button. She puts the phone back on the charger, waters the plants, empties a wastebasket and hangs up a towel to dry.

Then she stops by the desk, writes a note to the teacher, counts out some cash for the field trip, and pulls a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signs a birthday card for a friend, addresses and stamps the envelope and writes a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.

Mom then washes her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushes and flosses her teeth and files her nails.

Dad always says, 'I thought you were going to bed. ''I'm on my way,' she says. She puts some water into the dog's dish, then makes sure the doors are locked and the patio light is on. She looks in on each of the kids and turns out their bedside lamps and TV's , hangs up a shirt, throws some dirty socks into the hamper, and has a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she sets the alarm, lays out clothing for the next day and straightens up the shoe rack. She adds three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She says her prayers, and visualizes the accomplishment of her goals.

Dad? He went to bed too!

It's a job that I'm glad I don't have to do and a good reason for having a special day set aside each year to honor all the Moms. Realistically, every day should be Mother's Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all the ladies!

Jimmy

12 comments:

garnett109 said...

great post!

madcobug said...

Thanks Jimmy. Very good entry and so true. Helen

Linda's World said...

Thanks Jimmy. My life isn't like that now but I remember those days when the kids were young & still at home. To me being a mom has been the most rewarding aspect of my life. And even though my daughter is almost 48 and my son is almost 38, I'm still a mom. I worry about them, wish the best for them, pray for them daily and am always ready to listen if they need me. Being a mom never stops no matter how old the kids are. Linda in Washington

Joann said...

Thanks, Jimmy!! Very nice entry!! And nice to hear the appreciation!!

Frances said...

Thanks Jimmy!!!! I just said good-bye to my two sons. They had spent Mother's Day weekend with me. One lives three hours away and the other one lives about eight hours away, so I don't get to see them often enough. My daughter lives next door, so I see her often.
Hope you had a great day, too.

Anonymous said...

amen!

Robin

Heli gunner Tom said...

Good post, Jimmy.
My Mom was legally blind all her life, but we kids didn't know until a few years ago. You don't know how good your parents were until you meet others who 'had no parents.'

Tom S
tschuckman@aol.com
Jesus is Lord.

Brother Kirt said...

Great post Jimmy!!! I sure miss talking to our Mother. Happy Mother's Day Mom!!!!!!!!

Martha said...

Thank you Jimmy!
Martha :-)

Paula said...

Thank you! Hope any mothers in your family had a nice one too.

natalie said...

I really love this post!
hugs Jimmy!
Lurkynat

Ellie Great said...

I like it.