Posts Tagged ‘Mothers’

PostHeaderIcon THE IMAGES OF MOTHER

By Vernalee

As blog followers, most of you know that my Mother passed away and went home to be with the Lord last month.
Since that time, I find myself unnoticeably speaking of her, until I thought … I always did! I always talked incessantly about her; it was innate.
Yes, there are so many lessons that I learned from that woman; so many Southern sayings that still resonates; so much wisdom that she gave me.
We don’t have to wait until holidays, their birthdays, or Mother’s Day to think of and be appreciative of our Mothers.
I am so glad that that those actions of selected dates/time frames of reflections did not characterize me.
So as I think of my Mother today, I share with you a writing that I discovered some time ago. It meant a lot then, it means everything now. Take a look!

“When I was 4 years of age: My Mommy can do anything!
When I was 8 years of age: My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
When I was 12 years of age: My Mother doesn’t really know quite everything.
When I was 14 years of age: Naturally, Mother doesn’t know that either.
When I was 16 years of age: Mother? She’s hopelessly old-fashioned.
When I was 18 years of age: That old woman? She’s way out of date!
When I was 25 years of age: Well, she might know a little bit about it.
When I was 35 years of age: Before we decide, let’s get Mom’s opinion.
When I was 60 years of age: Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
When I was 65 years of age: Wish I could talk it over with Mom once more.”

I know that in the Heavenly host, my Mother is smiling at me and saying, “My baby (i.e. since I never grew up) sho can talk (sometimes too much) and she can write too!”
Today, dear Mother, Ms. Phoebe, thanks to the World Wide Web, the whole world knows of you and your wisdom.
How’s that for a shout out!
Missing you!
Photo credit: Verna’s Family Album; source:http://www.jokes4us.com/singleliners/theimagesofmotherjoke.html

PostHeaderIcon A MOTHER’S JOB IS NEVER DONE!

By Vernalee
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As we mature in years and have a family, we come to a greater appreciation for our parents, Mothers – in particular.
Continuing this week with the memories of my Mother who recently passed and went home to be with the Lord, I share an excerpt with you that validates how much work our Mothers do to keep everything and everybody afloat.
Take a look!
Conducting an experiment, a well-known advertising agency placed an online ad for a Director of Operations. Although it received over 2.7 million hits, only 24 applications were received.
The job description, though brief, read in part: Have to stand all day; work at least 135 hours a week; little or no sitting; requires considerable mobility; ability to lift at least 75 pounds; ability to proficiently multitask; receives no vacation or days off; receives no compensation or bonus pay.”
Several applicants unanimously said, “This is ludicrous!” They laughed and asked, “Who would do a job like that; Is this legal?”
These tasks and more are performed by us Mothers everyday – rain or shine! Notwithstanding these functions, add in a 40 hour work week to the existing responsibilities.
Being a chef, a chauffeur, a housekeeper, and so much more – come with the territory.
In fact, interestingly enough, the duties of motherhood never leave. They stay even when our adult children leave the nest. Our motherly love, concern, worry, joy, and all of our emotionality remain but shift as our children move from our laps to our hearts!
Thus, a Mother’s job is never done!
Thank you Momma for all that you did for me!
Photo reprint: www.organicbabyatlanta.com

PostHeaderIcon MOTHERS GET ON YOUR NERVES

By Vernalee
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I hear it all the time!
“My Mother gets on my nerves!”
It’s an expression that many children think and some have the gumption to say. The smart ones dare not quote the words in their Mother’s presence; if they know what’s good for them!
Why is that! It is simple.
Mothers have unconditional love. Since they want the very best for you, good Mothers tell you what you don’t want to hear; they give you unsolicited advice designed for your well being!
Mothers also have no boundaries to their ever present intrusiveness. Her control and “Do as I say” tactics can make you robotic or take you over the edge! Hush your mouth!
Mothers are so truthful about your behavior and their assessments of the aftermath consequences are beyond absolute accuracy.
The truth can be excruciatingly stinging! Ouch!
Their words and views usually hit the nail on the head every time; with pinpoint precision at that!
How accurate they are without glazing into a crystal ball!
Why?
They know your thoughts before you conceive them; your steps before you take them; your actions before they come to life! They knew you before you knew yourself!
Just like you can’t fool Mother Nature; neither can you fool your Mother!
Mothers not only know you better than most; they also know how to put the fear of God in you!
Yes, that’s right!
You better not talk back or finish their sentences for them at any age!
Children should stay in a child’s place regardless of age!
Remember that if you forget all else!
Now as for me, you will never hear certain expressions leave my motor mouth. I’m not that courageous.
My 92 year old Mother has a saying that has survived through the years, “I brought you into this world and I’ll take you out!”
I believed her then and I believe her now! Besides, it was she who taught me, “A hard head makes a soft behind!”
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PostHeaderIcon Mothers get on your nerves!

By Vernalee
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I hear it all the time! “My Mother gets on my nerves!” It’s an expression that many children think and some have the gumption to say. The smart ones dare not quote the words in their Mother’s presence; if they know what’s good for them! Why is that! It is simple. Mothers have unconditional love. Since they want the very best for you, good Mothers tell you what you don’t want to hear; they give you unsolicited advice designed for your well being! Mothers also have no boundaries to their ever present intrusiveness. Her control and “Do as I say” tactics can make you robotic! Shut your mouth! They are so truthful about your behavior and their assessments of the aftermath consequences are beyond absolute accuracy. The truth can be excruciatingly stinging! Ouch! Their words and views hit the nail on the head every time; with pinpoint precision at that! How accurate they are without glazing into a crystal ball! Why? They know your thoughts before you conceive them; your steps before you take them; your actions before they come to life! They knew you before you knew yourself! You can’t fool Mother Nature or your Mother for that matter! Mothers not only know you better than most; they also know how to put the fear of God in you! Hush! You better not talk back or finish their sentences for them at any age! Children should stay in a child’s place regardless of age! Remember that if you forget all else! Now as for me, you will never hear that expression leave my motor mouth. I’m not that courageous. My 90 year old Mother has a saying that has survived through the years, “I brought you into this world and I’ll take you out!” I believed her then and I believe her now! Besides, it was she who taught me, “everything that you think, you need not say!”
Photo credit: www.buzzfeed.com

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