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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all my online mommy friends.  I woke up today to my husband and daughters making me breakfast in bed....with a tray!! Whoo Hoo...I feel like rock star!  Lol.  Seriously it has been a great day so far minus the snow that we got this morning in the northeast...can you believe it... snow in May!!  Anyway, I also received two hanging from Queen Alopecia with pink flowers and one from The Sugar Princess with yellow flowers....their favorite colors.  They also picked me out some new perfume - "Pleasures" from Estee  Lauder.  It smells so good, but the best gift  I got were homemade Mother's Day Cards....

This card (above) was from Queen Alopeica - my oldest (9 years old).  It was so sweet and the
"adventures" part of her card was just too cute!

This card (above) is from my youngest daughter The Sugar Princess - just as special and it says:
"Mommy, I love you very much!"

I hope all my friends who have children have a great Mother's Day.  To all my D-moms out there, here is a poem for you....I'm sure that all of you have heard about it before, but I find myself reading it alot.

by Erma Bombeck

     Most women become mothers by accident, some by choice, a few by social pressures and a couple by habit. Did you ever wonder how mothers of children with diabetes are chosen? Somehow I visualize God hovering over earth selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs his angels to make notes in a giant ledger.
"Armstrong, Beth, son. Patron Saint Matthew."
"Forrest, Marjorie, daughter, Patron Saint Cecilia."
"Rutledge, Carrie, twins. Patron Saint Gerard. He's used to profanity."

Finally, He passes a name to an angel and smiles, "Give her a child with diabetes." The angel is curious. "Why this one, God? She's so happy."

"Exactly", smiles God. "Could I give child with diabetes to a mother who does not know laughter? That would be cruel".

"But has she the patience?" asks the angel.

"I don't want her to have too much patience, or she will drown in a sea of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wear off, she'll handle it. I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that is so rare and so necessary in a mother. You see, the child I am going to give her has her own world. She has to make it live in her world and that's not going to be easy."

"But, Lord, I don't think she even believes in you."

God smiles. "No matter. I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has just enough selfishness."

The angel gasps. "Selfishness? Is that a virtue?"

God nods. "If she cannot separate herself from the child occasionally, she will never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with less than perfect."

"She does not realize it yet, but she is to be envied. I will permit her to see clearly the things I see .... ignorance, cruelty, prejudice ... and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life because she is doing my work as surely as if she is here by my side."

"And what about her patron saint?" asks the angel, his pen poised in mid air. God smiles. "A mirror will suffice."

Happy Mother's Day

1 comment:


    Happy Mother's Day :)