Monday, May 10, 2010

To all Mothers


May you Always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life ....



Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunization. 


Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night
.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep


Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom


Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy


Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom 





Burnt Biscuit - Beautiful Story



  
Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. That evening, mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burnt biscuits in front of dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed.
 
All dad did was reach for his biscuit, smiled at mom and asked me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and ate every bite.
 

When I got up from the table, I remember hearing mom apologize to dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said:
Honey, I love burned biscuits.
 
Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"
 
  You know, life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else.
 
  What I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each others' faults - and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.
 
Because in the end, you are the master of your own life, to be happy or unhappy, to be positive or negative. 
  
We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship , be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship.
 
  Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own. So please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine ...

And that’s my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn’t a deal-breaker!



Monday, May 3, 2010

PERSPECTIVE

The Most Destructive Habit.. .. ..Worry
The Greatest Joy.. .. ..Giving
The Greatest Loss.. .. ..Loss of Self-Respect
The Most Satisfying Work.. .. ..Helping Others
The Ugliest Personality Trait.. .. ..Selfishness
The Most Endangered Species.. .. ..Dedicated Leaders
Our Greatest Natural Resource.. .. ..Our Youth
The Greatest "Shot in the Arm.. .. ..Encouragement
The Greatest Problem to Overcome.. .. ..Fear
The Most Effective Sleeping Pill.. .. ..Peace of Mind
The Most Crippling Failure Disease.. .. ..Excuses
The Most Powerful Force in Life.. .. ..Love
The Most Dangerous Pariah.. .. ..A Gossiper
The World's Most Incredible Computer.. .. ..The Brain
The Worst Thing to be Without.. .. ..Hope
The Deadliest Weapon.. .. ..The Tongue
The Two Most Power-Filled Words.. .. .."I Can"
The Greatest Asset.. .. ..Faith
The Most Worthless Emotion.. .. ..Self-Pity
The Most Beautiful Attire.. .. ..SMILE!
The Most Prized Possession.. .. ..Integrity
The Most Powerful Channel of Communication.. .. ..Prayer
The Most Contagious Spirit.. .. ..Enthusiasm


~ Author Unknown

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