Thursday, October 2, 2008


Again, shamelessly lifted from an e-mail I received, but well worth reading. Kind of ties in with my post from Tuesday.


Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the

Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get their answer when a little
voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or
years or grade...It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.

14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either .

16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.

18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!

25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it.

35 Y EARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom' s opinion.

45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that
she carries, or the way she combs her hair ... The beauty of a woman
must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial
mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul ... It is the
caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the
beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Please send this to 5 women today in celebration of Women's History

If you don't, nothing bad will happen, but if you do, something good
will: you will boost a Mother's spirits.


  1. You definitely lifted this mother's spirits. Thanks for the smile.

  2. what a lovely thing to read. it just makes me smile:) jkj

  3. Hi Janet :)

    I had so much fun catching up with you!

    Your trip pictures were fantastic. I don't know what I expected, but Alaska isn't anything like my imagination. Very cute and beautiful :)

    The house... I would buy it, but I'm not afraid of painting the walls out. I guess some people are though.... ugh.

    Happy Birthday to your baby boy!

    Oh and I loved this email and the one about the "Dad" letter :)

    One more thing... that wreath is precious!!


  4. This was just beautiful. I am so glad you shared it. Sometimes we Mom's need to be reminded of a few things as it is easy to become burned out and tired.
    Thank you,

  5. I agree. I have the best mom in the world, and we didnt eat quiche. :)

  6. Hey Janet! This is great - and so very true!!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Karla & Karrie

  7. Wonderful post and so timely for me. My mother passed away 3 years ago this month. There is not a day that goes by, that I don't say, "I wish Mom were here so I could tell her, ask her or hug her.

  8. Sticky floors? check
    Filthy oven? check
    Happy kids? check, check!

    Thanks for brightening this Mom's day.


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