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A Mother's Prayer
"Precious Heavenly Father,
Give me patience when little hands
tug at me with their many demands.
Give me gentle hugging arms
to help protect them from rebellions harm.
Give me wisdom from above
to teach these little ones of Your love.
Give me strength, Your love not to spare
that they may obey and live under Your care.
Give me a spirit . . . quiet and meek
let my words show kindness as I speak.
Give me the ability to teach from the heart
to help my children learn Your Word from the start.
Give me the words You'd have me say
to teach my children how to pray.
Give me time, special moments to share
that they may know, "Mommy really does care."
Give me hands that work willingly
a steadfast example that I may be.
Give me courage to stand in Your might
to teach my little ones to always do right.
Give me boldness to do all these and more
that I may not be ashamed when I stand at Your door.
My home is filled with toys, has
fingerprints on everything and is
never quiet. My hair is usually a mess
and I’m always tired, but there is
Always LOVE AND LAUGHTER.
In twenty years my children won’t
remember the house or my hair, but
they will REMEMBER the time we
spent together and the LOVE they felt.
If I had my child to raise
All over again,
I’d build self-esteem first,
And the house later.
I’d finger-paint more,
And point the finger less.
I would do less correcting
And more connecting
I’d take my eyes off my watch,
And watch with my eyes
I’d take more hikes
And fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious,
And seriously play.
I would run through more fields
And gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
Mother Will Love You Anyway The hand that rocks the cradle Also makes the house a home. It is the prayers of a mother That makes the family strong. She rises early in the morning And bathes her day in prayer. Asking God to keep her family Safe in His loving care. A mother communicates her love In a thousand different ways. It shows in everything she does And in everything she says. A mother will stand by you Regardless of what you do or say. She’ll be there to dry your tears And guide you along the way. Mothers set a good example Of love, faith and prayer. When there is a need of any kind You’ll always find mother there. A mother loves you completely And makes it known each day. She never gives up on her child And she will love you anyway.
~ Lenora McWhorter ~
A Mother's Dictionary
Mother: Noun: one person who does the work of 20, for free.
ADULT: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in
BATHROOM: A room used by the entire family, believed by all except Mom to
COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
DATE: Infrequent outings with Dad where Mom can enjoy worrying about the
kids in a different setting.
EMPTY NEST: See "WISHFUL THINKING."
FABLE: A story told by a teenager arriving home after curfew.
GUM: Adhesive for the hair.
HINDSIGHT: What Mom experiences from changing too many diapers.
INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
JUNK: Dad's stuff.
KISS: Mom's medicine.
LEMONADE STAND: Complicated business venture where Mom buys powdered mix,
sugar, lemons, and paper cups, and sets up a table, chairs, pitchers and
ice for kids who sit there for three to six minutes and net a profit of 15
NAIL POLISH: part of an assortment of make-up items such as lipstick,
eyeliner, blush etc. which ironically make Mom look better while making
her young daughter look "like a tramp."
OVERSTUFFED RECLINER: Mom's nickname for Dad.
PANIC: What a mother goes through when the darn wind-up swing stops.
QUIET: A state of household serenity which occurs before the birth of the
first child and occurs again after the last child has left for college.
REFRIGERATOR: Combination art gallery and air-conditioner for the kitchen.
SPOILED ROTTEN: What the kids become after as little as 15 minutes with
TOWELS: See "FLOOR COVERINGS".
UNDERWEAR: An article of clothing, the cleanliness of which ensures the
wearer will never have an accident.
VACATION: Where you take the family to get away from it all, only to find
it there, too.
WALLS: Complete set of drawing paper for kids that comes with every room.
XOXOXOXOXO: Mom salutation guaranteed to make the already embarrassing
note in a kid's lunch box even more mortifying.
"YIPPEE!": What mother's shout the first day of school.
ZUCCHINI: Vegetable which can be baked, boiled, fried or steamed before
kids refuse to eat it.