Sunday, May 10, 2009
The "Sisterhood" celebrating "Motherhood"!
"Happy Mother's Day" to all "sisters" who are now moms, grandmothers, aunts....any "sister" who has been an influence in a child's life. Notable quotes about mothers....
"So Judith decided against ballet and became a clerk. And John, the teenage pacifist, joined the Navy. Patterns of childhood changed overnight as in a shaken kaleidoscope and you were left wondering if anything you ever said or did or tried for had any part in their making. But sometimes, unexpectedly, you'll hear them say something with firm conviction - and they are your words and it is your voice. Echoing down the years from a day half forgotten - a day of non-event, a day lost among other days. Children take what they need from us - not what we offer."
"Mothers are inclined to feel limp at fifty. This is because the children have taken most of her stuffing to build their nests."
"Never give you mother a list of presents to choose from. She'll go bankrupt trying to buy them all."
"No matter how old a mother is, she watches he middle--aged children for signs of improvement."
She broke the bread into two fragments and gave them to the childeren, who ate with avidity.
"She hath kept none for herself," grumbled the Sergeant.
"Because she is not hungry," said a soldier.
"Because she is a mother," said the Sergeant.
My own thoughts on mothering are that our children do not always follow the script that we have for them. In our minds, we think that we know what path is best for them, forgetting that it is their life to live, not ours.
We could live for a year on the words we have to "eat"....(things like "My child would never.....", "I would never....", etc.)
and finally, as far as motherhood goes....
We do the best we know how to do at the time... Our babies will always be our babies.
Enjoy the day!