“Mom” is No Job for the Faint of Heart: Happy Mother’s Day!

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I’m been told often that mothers appreciate the gratitude expressed on Mother’s Day each year, but wonder if they can ever measure up to the “Mother’s Day expectation” that is established on that day. Well, let me ease your conscience for a minute. Don’t worry, we know you have faults. We know you aren’t perfect. We know you don’t always match the hallmark description of “mother”.  But…You know what? We don’t care! From where we stand we see something that you may not see. We see the foundation of our world. We see the one who gave us life in more than one way.

With that said, I know that being a Mom is not easy but it can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. I’m not much of a poet but the following is a short poem that came to my mind as I contemplated the importance of my mom, my wife and moms everywhere.

“Mom” is No job for the Faint of Heart

“Mom” is no job for the faint of heart.
It can make you cry.
It can keep you up at night,
And make you wonder why;
Why such a little girl or boy
Can wind you up so tight.
Or why they get into everything
Any time they’re out of sight.

“Mom” is a job for the true in heart.
It can make you cry.
It can bring true tears of joy
It can make you wonder why;
Why such a little girl or boy
Can become your everything.
When you see them smile and press in close
It teaches your heart to sing!

“Mom” is no job for the faint of heart.
It can make you sweat.
Running, running everywhere
And foiling every threat.
“He hit me first” or “I didn’t do
The thing he said I did.”
It can leave you with arms held high,
“I don’t know what to do with this kid!”

“Mom” is a job for the true in heart.
It can make you sweat.
Running here and everywhere,
Playing until sunset.
Rolling in green summer grass,
And playing hopscotch too.
Such great excuses to be silly,
And to read Winnie the Pooh.

“Mom” is no job for the faint of heart.
It can make you tired.
It can make you want to sleep
When you used to be so wired.
“Me time,” what’s that? You often say.
That hasn’t happened in years.
Not even potty time is sacred.
Exhaustion often ends in tears.

“Mom” is a job for the true in heart.
It can make you weary;
Tired enough to dream sweet dreams
That wipe away what’s dreary.
It can fill your heart with wonder
And your mind, it will inspire.
It can remind you of your heavenly gifts
And set your soul on fire.

“Mom” is no job for the faint of heart.
It is a job for humanity’s best.
In spite of all flaws, you’re somebody’s mom
Because of that, they feel blessed.
“Mom” is a job for the true in heart.
And that is what you are.
You’ve touched a life and changed the world
Just by loving, and being there.

Happy Mother’s Day!

There are so many mothers in my life. I cannot find words to thank them for their service towards me and their strength and courage to meet the challenges of motherhood and to see the good in their children in spite of the rough edges. The influence of my mother on my life has been invaluable. She is at the heart of my convictions and ability to face the tests of adulthood and parenthood. My wife continues to raise me and provides the most marvelous care and love for my children. Her genuine affection and gentle hand have molded four children that I truly count, along with her, as my best friends.  Lastly, my mother in law and my mom are amazing grandmothers who carry a power and authority that is unparalleled. They demonstrate well the power that food has over little boys. They calmly and quietly, in moments most often unnoticed, teach and love and grow my children in ways that I simply can’t do myself.

The hand that rocks the cradle does, indeed shape the world. Never underestimate your importance and value as mothers! It is above the kings of the earth! Thank you to every mother. Happy Mother’s Day!

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