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MOMMY MONDAY 11/24/14

 
Why Do Women Cry?
 

Why are you crying?" he asked his Mom. "Because I'm a woman" she told him.
 "I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you
never will…"
 
Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no
reason?"
 "All women cry for no reason" was all his dad could say…
 
The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry…
Finally he put in a call to God; when God got on the phone, the man said,
 "God, why do women cry so easily?"
 
God said…
"When I made woman she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong
enough to carry the weight of the world; yet gentle enough to give
comfort…
I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that
many times comes from her children…
I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else
gives up and take care of her family thorugh sickness and fatigue without
complaining…
I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all
circumstances, even when their child has hurt them very badly…
 
This same sensitivity helps her to make a child's boo-boo feel better and
shares in their teenagers anxieties and fears…
I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned
her from his rib to protect his heart. I gave her wisdom to know that a
good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and
her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly. I gave her a tear to shed,
it's hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed. It's her only
weakness… It's a tear for mankind…"

Mommy Monday 11.10.14


Ten Little Toes

THE VERY LAST TIME
 
From the moment you hold your baby in your arms you will never be the same
You might long for the person you were before 
When you had freedom and time
And nothing in particular to worry about
You will know tiredness like you never knew it before
And days will run into days that are exactly the same
Full of feedings and burping
Nappy changes and crying
Whining and fighting
Naps or a lack of naps
It might seem like a never-ending cycle
 
But don’t forget….
There is a last time for everything
There will come a time when you will feed your baby for the very last time
They will fall asleep on you after a long day
And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child
One day you will carry them on your hip then set them down 
And never pick them up that way again
You will scrub their hair in the bath one night
And from that day on they will want to bathe alone
They will hold your hand to cross the road 
Then never reach for it again
They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles
And it will be the last night you ever wake to this
One afternoon you will sing “the wheels on the bus” and do all the actions
Then never sing them that song again
They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate 
The next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone
You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face
They will run to you with arms raised for the very last time.
 
The thing is, you won’t even know it’s the last time 
Until there are no more times. And even then, it will take you a while to realise.
 
So while you are living in these times, remember there are only so many of them and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them. For one last time.
 
T McLean 2014

Mommy Monday's With Jake

By: Lisa Jo Baker

For the days we are running on empty. For the days we just don't think we have it in us to read one more story, play one more game, wash one more round of sheets. For the days when we think everyone else has it together. For the days we're sure anyone else would do this job better.
For those days.

Repeat after me:

2. I shall not measure what I've accomplished today by the loads of unfolded laundry, but by the assurance of deep love I've tickled into my kids.
3. I shall say yes to blanket forts and see past the chaos to the memories we're building.
5. I shall not compare myself to other mothers but find my identity in God who trusted me with these kids in the first place.
6. I shall remember that a messy house at peace is better than an immaculate house tied up in knots.
7. I shall play music loudly and teach my kids the joy of wildly uncoordinated dance.
8. I shall remind myself that perfect is simply a street sign at the intersection of impossible and frustration in Never Never land.
10. I shall promise to love this body that bore these children, especially in front of my daughter.
14. I pray to God I shall never be too proud, angry or stubborn to ask for my children's forgiveness.
15. I shall make space in my grown-up world for goofball moments with my kids.
16. I shall love their father and make sure they know I love him.

 

... with love from one tired mother to another.

Ebola Information

Ebola Information

Ebola has been in the news a lot lately but that doesn’t mean we’re as knowledgeable as we can be about the disease that is getting so much attention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is charged with leading the fight against the disease  and has outlined the steps it is taking to stop it at www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola. There is also information on the site about Enterovirus D68. According to the site, symptoms of Ebola include:

- Fever (greater than 101.5°F)

- Severe headache

- Muscle pain

- Weakness

- Diarrhea

- Vomiting

- Abdominal (stomach) pain

- Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 to 10 days. Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive clinical care and the patient’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years.