Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to Me!

I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. I finally got my DVD player (that has been shot for a while now) replaced with a DVD/VCR combo that burns to DVD! I know..I know...we are so behind the times. But, we have always been that way. We were the type that stuck with VHS forever! Now we have to work on copying those to DVD.

Saturday I went with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law to the Taste of Home show at UCA. It was her Mother's Day and what she wanted and it mad her so happy.

I got some great cards from David and the Kids, but then...oh then...I was woke up to this first thing this morning...

Way to melt a Momma's heart! I made them sing it over and over and over again before I finally thought to grab the camera. But oh, am I so glad I did!

Happy Mother's Day to Becky and my Momma. You two are more than I could ask for! And Happy Mother's Day to all you Mommas, step-moms and "like-a-moms" out there!

What is a Mother?

Somewhere between the youthful energy of a teenager and the golden years of a woman's life, there lives a marvelous and loving person known as "mother".

A mother is a curious mixture of patience, kindness, understanding, discipline, industriousness, purity, and love. A mother can be—at the same time—both "lovelorn counselor" to a heartsick daughter and head football coach to an athletic son.

A mother can sew the tiniest stitch in the material for that dainty prom dress, and she is equally experienced in threading through the heaviest traffic with a mini van.

A mother is the only creature on earth who can cry when she's happy, laugh when she's heartbroken, and work when she's feeling ill. A mother is as gentle as a lamb and as strong as a giant. Only a mother can appear so weak and helpless, yet be the one to put the fruit jar lid on so tightly that even Dad can't get it off.

A mother is a picture of helplessness when Dad is near, and a marvel of resourcefulness when she's all alone.

A mother has the angelic voice of a member of the celestial choir, as she sings a lullaby to a baby cradled in her arms, yet she can dwarf the sound of an amplifier when she calls her boys in for dinner.

A mother has the fascinating ability to be almost everywhere at once, and she alone can somehow squeeze an enormous amount of living into an average day.

A mother is "old-fashioned" to her teenager; just "mom" to her third-grader; and simply "Mamma" to the little two-year-old sister. But there is no greater thrill in life than to point to that wonderful woman and be able to say to all the world, "That's my mother"

Frederick E. Kruse


Alison said...

What a great way to start the day! It was so precious with their little sleepy sounding voices.

bec said...

You are so blessed.

Andrea said...

Oh dear!!! How precious is that?!?!?! He's the best boy freeen EVER! :) and look how sweet his sister is! What a great mother's day gift!!