Why I Love Mom

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    May 05, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, 'I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed'.

    She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches.Rinsed out the popcorn bowls,took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugarcontainer, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer , ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer.She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.

    She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk, wrote a note to the teacher,counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair

    She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.

    Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night solution & age fighting moisturiz er, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails..

    Dad called out, 'I thought you were going to bed...'

    'I'm on my way,' she said

    She put some water into the dog's dishthen made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on.

    She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TV's , hung up a shirt,threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm ; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

    About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. 'I'm going to bed'

    And he did. without another thought.

    Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer...?

    Cause they are made for the long haul....(and they can't die sooner, they still have things to do!!!!)

    Mothers are phenominal.
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    May 05, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    Thank you for that inspiring post. It sounds like my (late) mom too. I'm glad that I eventually learned to thank her for doing things, and would end telephone calls to my parents saying that I loved each of them. My mom was awesome too, she was amazingly in touch with people and life. Despite her sudden and unexpected death nearly ten years ago, it's as though her spirit is still around as always. Parents need recognition and to be loved. They're people too.
  • mtneerman

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    May 05, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    BuddyinNYC saidThank you for that inspiring post. It sounds like my (late) mom too. I'm glad that I eventually learned to thank her for doing things, and would end telephone calls to my parents saying that I loved each of them. My mom was awesome too, she was amazingly in touch with people and life. Despite her sudden and unexpected death nearly ten years ago, it's as though her spirit is still around as always. Parents need recognition and to be loved. They're people too.


    damn...my story exactly. appreciate them now while you can. my last words to my mom was "i don't know what i'd do without you"
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    May 05, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    a wonderful post. thank you! i really don't know what i'd do without my mom. also no idea what to do for her this year for mother's day. she's going through a divorce, and it just breaks my heart to see her so sad and scared.
  • Nwalker

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    May 05, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    A great msg to all those who dont love there MOM enough...

    this was wounderful and it reminds us all how important our mom is..

    i was woundering the same thing to... wht can i do this year.. mothers day is just round the corner....


    Sorry to hear about the divorce pentapod.. u can try to understand whts happening b/w mom and dad and just try to support her and show here ur there if anything were to happen .....
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    May 05, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    You've reminded me that Mother's Day is this Sunday. I dedicate this to my mother.

    On the unveiling of my mother's tombstone a year after her death I was the only on who actually spoke substantially, possible since I said nothing at the funeral. I presented an English language version of 'Woman of Valor' from the Biblical book of Proverbs (31:10-31), I reworked it from several published translations with the addition of my own translation in order to make it more meaningful for modern secular westerners. I choked from tears a number of times as I read it since it so exemplified my mother and what we thought of her. After reading it I folded up the paper and pushed it into the ground above the area of her heart. Here I present a version of this poem that I found on-line. It's not as good as mine but you'll get the idea.

    Also, I'm sure that there are other men beside me that ultimately crave to be in a two-husband household where each of us would strive in reciprocity to satisfy our husbands and family. Thousands of years may pass but love, loyalty and dedication still live and thrive. Make it happen.


    A woman of valor, who can find? Far beyond pearls is her value.
    Her husband's heart trusts in her and he shall lack no fortune.
    She repays his good, but never his harm, all the days of her life.
    She seeks out wool and linen, and her hands work willingly,
    She is like a merchant's ships; from afar she brings her sustenance.
    She rises while it is still nighttime, and gives food to her household and a ration to her maids.
    She considers a field and buys it; from the fruit of her handiwork she plants a vineyard.
    She girds her loins with might and strengthens her arms.
    She senses that her enterprise is good, so her lamp is not extinguished at night.
    She puts her hand to the distaff, and her palms support the spindle.
    She spreads out her palm to the poor and extends her hands to the destitute.
    She fears not snow for her household, for her entire household is clothed with scarlet wool.
    Bedspreads she makes herself; linen and purple wool are her clothing.
    Well-known at the gates is her husband as he sits with the elders of the land.
    Garments she makes and sells, and she delivers a belt to the peddler.
    Strength and splendor are her clothing, and smilingly she awaits her last day.
    She opens her mouth with Wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    She anticipates the needs of her household, and the bread of idleness, she does not eat.
    Her children rise and celebrate her; and her husband, he praises her:
    "Many daughters have attained valor, but you have surpassed them all."
    False is grace, and vain is beauty; a God-fearing woman, she should be praised.
    Give her the fruit of her hands, and she will be praised at the gates by her very own deeds.

    Proverbs 31:10-31


  • johnoc

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    May 05, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
    Thank you for the incredible and poignant post. I am at a loss of words as I write this. I miss both of my Parent's so much. Infact, my Mother passed away 6 years ago today and on May 19th, it will be 11 years that my Father passed away. They both were so giving and loving and allowing their children all the opportunities they could provide. I am in awe of their love and devotion. Always providing the right words, the nurturing and guidance even when I thought the world was ending when I lost a juniour tennis match! ahh, the senses of an 9 year old,..10, 11, 12 -16........Gawd, I lost a lot of matches! lol
    My brother said they are always on your shoulders, watching over you and he is right.
    I wish you all make Mother's Day a special one for her and give here your love everyday. For those who's Mom's have passed....enjoy the incredible memories......even the tough ones....I'll always remember being a shit one day, Mom decided punish me before Dad came home......as she tried to be mad and paddle me, we both started cracking up!.....but eventually, Dad did come home! ouch! lol
    Hmm......I am not at a loss of words right now....just wonderful memories.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    May 05, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    icon_razz.gif I like that story, I'm a mama's boy and I love her very much *nods* icon_biggrin.gif I can't wait for Mothers Day.... to bad my mommy isn't here with me icon_cry.gif
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    May 05, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    She may not be there physically, but moms are always with their boys. always.
  • Midas426

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    May 05, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    I'm visiting my Mom this weekend. She had a medical scare last week due to her tripping and breaking her nose (she has Parkinson's) But she thankfully has pulled through. I'm 300 miles away so I couldn't be with her but I plan on being in town this weekend. I love her so much.
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    May 05, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    pentapod saidShe may not be there physically, but moms are always with their boys. always.



    I hope you don't think my mommy isn't here, that bitch is gonna be in Spain, and she lives in Germany icon_wink.gif thank you for the kind words though, was very sweet of you *kiss on the cheek*
  • trevchaser

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    May 05, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    OMG that's like my mom! icon_redface.gif I don't know what I'd do without her. She is what makes me accountable to the things I tell her. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 06, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    Nwalker saidA great msg to all those who dont love there MOM enough...

    this was wounderful and it reminds us all how important our mom is..

    i was woundering the same thing to... wht can i do this year.. mothers day is just round the corner....


    Sorry to hear about the divorce pentapod.. u can try to understand whts happening b/w mom and dad and just try to support her and show here ur there if anything were to happen .....


    good advice, just be supportive of her and lend an ear when she needs it. mothers don't necessarily want more things and gifts, they want to spend time with you. Oftentimes we don't visit as often as we should because we get so busy with our own lives. But the older they get, the more lonely they feel and nothing will make them happier than for you to just come and visit for no reason in particular other than just to talk.
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    May 06, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    I truly believe what makes us "real humans" is our ability to appreciate those of us who brought us to this world! there were times when I thought of my mother as my worst enemy, only to realize later in life that she was and still is my only true friend!


    Leandro ♥
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    May 06, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    This is the best and most emotional post of the year.

    For the question "Why I Love Mom?", small answer "Because there is no other way I can express how I feel for her".
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    May 06, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    My mother is the only woman I need in my life. Love you mom.
  • Webster666

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    May 06, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    June Cleaver had all day and all night to do those few little chores because she didn't have a job.
    In nature, it's a mother's job to take care of the home, and her mate, and their kids.

    In 2010, women want a full time job and they insist on having kids, yet their isn't enough time nor energy to do justice to both, so both suffer.

    My mother completely abandoned her 5 kids when I was about 8 years old.
  • trevchaser

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    May 06, 2010 4:22 AM GMT
    scar05 saidMy mother is the only woman I need in my life. Love you mom.


    Here here! That's why I'm gay. icon_cool.gif
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    May 06, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    That is a awesome post. I wish my mom was that motivated. She is lazy though.
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    May 06, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    Why I love my mom?
    When she gets bored, she invites me over for intense video games sessions.
    Madden
    Left for Dead
    etc.
    you name it.
    Love love love my mommy.