Thursday, February 21, 2008

Why Moms are Extraordinary People

Mom and Dad were in the family room when Mom said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed"

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches, rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.

She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer.

She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair.

She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.

Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed."

"I'm on my way," she said.

She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad decided it was his bedtime and announced to no one in particular. "I'm going to bed."

And he did . . . without another thought.

Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer . . . ?

CAUSE WE ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL . . . (and we can't die sooner, we still have things to do!!!!)

God determines who walks into your life . . . it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. --Hosea Ballou



Arlene said...

Your message about women was so true. We never get our work done. Ther is something to do altime. Keep up the good work.

Caroline said...

Thks, dear friend!

Yumanbing said...

You may be right. I've often wondered why women seem to be sick all the time, but can outlive three husbands.

A friend of mine says: "You know why old men die before their wives? ... because they want to!"

Belinda said...

Yes, that is definitely me!!!

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