Why I Love Mom...(for Leslie and all the other special BOC moms)

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Catgirl, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

    Messages:
    13,546
    Why I love Mom.....
    Mom, Dad and I were watching TV 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 and put the telephone book back 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 textbook 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 and age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails. I 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.

    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 six most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

    About that time, Dad turned off the TV 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!
    (We can't die sooner, we still have things to do!!!:big_smile:)

    I received this in an e-mail, hope you enjoyed it :smile2:.
     
  2. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,494
    State:
    Napoleon, Mo.
    How true. Sounds a lot like my hose.
     

  3. Pontoon

    Pontoon New Member

    Messages:
    180
    State:
    California
    Tanya,

    You're making me feel real guilty right now. I see a similar scene played out almost every night at my house right now and can remember that scene played out a lot of times growing up. They say that holding up every building there is a solid foundation and truth be known Moms are that solid foundation. Thanks for sharing. Looks like I've got some work to do.
     
  4. MRR

    MRR New Member

    Messages:
    4,947
    State:
    Louisiana,Mo.
    Seems like a mothers work is never done.People complain about 10-12 hr days at work.Try figuring out how many hours a day moms work.Alot more than 10-12 and sometimes don't even get a thank you for any of it. It's really a shame anymore the way Mothers are treated. GOD BLESS THEM ALL!!.
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

    Messages:
    10,798
    State:
    Oklahoma
    yep they are very special lest anyone forgets thanks for sharing Tanya
     
  6. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

    Messages:
    1,359
    State:
    CO
    How true it is. Its never ending, theres always something else that needs to be done. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

    Messages:
    604
    State:
    Louisville Ohio
    Thank you for your post...my only comment would be, love her, honor her,
    and remember her in your prayers when she is gone.
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    Messages:
    9,751
    State:
    GC, OHIO
    Great post, thanks for sharing.
     
  9. tinlizzy

    tinlizzy New Member

    Messages:
    29
    State:
    New York
    That sounded just like me, and I gave me a much needed laugh. Thanks great story.
     
  10. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

    Messages:
    2,015
    State:
    MS
    tanya...thanks for keepin me in mind...that sounds like my day everyday...and i believed i learned from the best cause i can remember mom and mamaw being that way too....moms do need to be respected adn honored and i do mine always. that was a great story...we all need to keep it in mind next time we get frustrated with our moms.
     
  11. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,010
    State:
    TN
    Tanya,

    Thanks for revealing to me, why I never sleep..........mystery solved.

    Seriously, God bless the Mothers and Fathers out there.

    Take care.
    Cheryl
     
  12. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

    Messages:
    13,546
    Thought I'd bump this back up in celebration of Mother's Day, especially for anyone who might not've read it on the first go 'round. Have a wonderful day ladies :smile2:. I hope you are shown how much you're loved and appreciated, because you deserve it!
     
  13. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

    Messages:
    4,875
    State:
    Missouri
    True, and props to all you moms on board. We owe everything to our moms. I know I gave mine a hard way to go, but I love her, and owe her everything. Happy mother's day ladies!
     
  14. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

    Messages:
    3,039
    State:
    Supply NC
    Good bump, I caught it the second time around. Excellent read.

    I've just been wondering around catching these mothers day threads, and all are right on the money.
     
  15. Tala

    Tala Guest

    A MOTHER' S WORK IS NEVER DONE. THANKS FOR SHARING.
     
  16. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

    Messages:
    3,485
    State:
    Missouri
    Wonderful Story of Love! I thank you for sharing!:smile2:
     
  17. 223reload

    223reload New Member

    Messages:
    10,798
    State:
    Oklahoma
    I thought this thread looked familiar, Thanks again Tanya for bringing it back .