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Robyn just sent this to me---A thought for Mother's Day

Posted by zeffyrose_pa6b7 6b7 (My Page) on
Sun, May 11, 08 at 8:01

Robyn and her two boys were here yesterday----We had a nice day
Happy Mother's Day to all my friends .
>
> BEING A MOTHER
>
> After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman
out
> to dinner and a movie.
>
> She said, 'I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would
> love to spend some time with you.'
>
> The other woman that m y wife wanted me to visit was my Mother, who has
> been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three
> children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
>
>
> That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.
> 'What's wrong, are you well,' she asked? My Mother is the type of
woman
> who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign
> of bad news.
> I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you,' I
> responded 'just the two of us'.She thought about it for a moment, and
> then said, 'I would like that very much.'
>
> That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit
> nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed
to
> be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on.
She
> had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to
> celebrate her last wedding anniversary.
> She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's. 'I told my
> friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were
> impressed,' she said, as she got into the car. 'They can't wait to
hear
> about our meeting.
>
> We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and
> cozy. My Mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.
>
> After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read
> large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw
> Mother sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.
>
> 'It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,' she
> said. 'Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor,' I
> responded. During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation nothing
> extraordin ary but catching up on recent events of each other's life.
>
> We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house
> later, she said, 'I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me
> invite you.' I agreed.
> 'How was your dinner date?' asked my wife when I got home. 'Very nice,
> much more so than I could have imagined,' I answered.
>
> A few days later, my Mother died of a massive heart attack. It
happened
> so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her. Some
> time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt
> from the same place Mother and I had dined. An attached note said: 'I
> paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there. But
> nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for
your
> wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you,
> son.'
>
> At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: 'I love
> YOU' and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in
> life is more important than your family. Give them the time they
> deserve, because these things cannot be put off till 'some other
time.'
>
> Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after
> you've had a baby.... somebody doesn't know that once you're a Mother,
> 'normal' is history.
> Somebody said you can't love the second child as much as you love the
> first....somebody doesn't have the two or more children.
> Somebody said the hardest part of being a Mother is labor and
> delivery....somebody never watched her 'baby' get on the bus for the
> first day of kindergarten..or on a plane headed for military 'boot
> camp.'
> Somebody said a Mother can stop worrying after her child gets
> married....someb ody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or
> daughter-in-law to a Mother's heartstrings.
> Somebody said a Mother's job is done when her last child leaves
> home....somebody never had grandchildren.
>
> Somebody said your Mother knows you love her, so you don't need to
tell
> her....somebody isn't a Mother.
>
> Pass this along to all the 'Mothers' in your life and to everyone who
> ever had a mother.
>
> This isn't just about being a Mother; it's about appreciating the
people
> in your lives while you have them....no matter who that person is.
>
> Watch your thoughts, they become words.
> Watch your words, they become actions
> Watch your actions, they become habits.
> Watch your Habits, they become character.
> Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny
>
> 'Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind
> of battle'.
>
> 'As you mature, you realize it's better to find someone who's got your
> back than someone who turns your head.'
>
> 'There comes a time in your life when you realize who matters, who
never
> did, and who always will. Don't worry about people from your past,
> there's a reason they didn't make it to your future.'
> Romans 8v28
> And we know that all things work together for good to them that love
> God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.*
>


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RE: Robyn just sent this to me---A thought for Mother's Day

Florence.....
I enjoyed this very much and it especially touched me because of my mom and how we came close to losing her forever. I am off to the nursing home to give Mom some extra helpings of love....
Happy Mothers Day!

Celeste


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